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Polish translation of “scarcity”


noun [C, U]     /ˈskeəsəti/
when there is not enough of something
a scarcity of food / affordable housing Scarce, inadequate and not enoughLacking things
(Definition of scarcity noun from the Cambridge English-Polish Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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