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supply

noun
 
 
/səˈplaɪ/
AMOUNT [C] B2 an amount of something that is ready to be used: a supply of water food suppliesGiving, providing and supplying
in short supply If something is in short supply, there is little of it available.Scarce, inadequate and not enoughLacking things
SYSTEM [C] the system of supplying something to people: Someone has turned off the electricity supply.Giving, providing and supplying
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