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English definition of “insufficient”

insufficient

adjective     /ˌɪnsəˈfɪʃənt/
not enough, or not big or important enough for a particularpurpose: Their plan may mature with insufficient funds to pay off their mortgages. This would leave insufficient time to release any new information about the shares.
insufficiently adverb
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