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sufficient

adjective     /səˈfɪʃ.ənt/
B2 enough for a particular purpose : This recipe should be sufficient for five people . It was thought that he'd committed the crime but there wasn't sufficient evidence to convict him. → Opposite insufficientEnough have had sufficient formal to have eaten enough: "Would you like some more stew ?" "No thanks , I've had sufficient."Enough sufficiently     /-li/ adverb C1 McGeechan has not recovered sufficiently to play in the semifinal tomorrow . The case was sufficiently serious to warrant investigation by the police .Enough
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