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shortage

noun [C]  us   /ˈʃɔr·t̬ɪdʒ/
a lack of something needed: There is a severe shortage of low-cost housing in the city.
Translations of “shortage”
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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