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shortage

noun [C] uk   /ˈʃɔː.tɪdʒ/ us    /ˈʃɔːr.t̬ɪdʒ/
B2 a situation in which there is not enough of something: There's a shortage of food and shelter in the refugee camps. The long hot summer has led to serious water shortages.
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in Korean 부족…
in Arabic نَقْص…
in Portuguese falta, escassez…
in Catalan escassetat…
in Japanese 不足, 欠乏…
in Italian carenza…
in Chinese (Traditional) 缺乏,缺少…
in Russian нехватка…
in Turkish darlık, kıtlık, sıkıntı…
in Chinese (Simplified) 缺乏,缺少…
in Polish niedobór, brak…
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