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shortage

noun [C]
 
 
/ˈʃɔː.tɪdʒ/ US  /ˈʃɔːr.t̬ɪdʒ/
when there is not enough of something
缺乏,缺少
There's a shortage of food and shelter in the refugee camps.
难民营里缺少足够的食物和住处。
The long hot summer has led to serious water shortages.
这个夏天漫长而炎热,导致严重缺水。
Lacking thingsScarce, inadequate and not enoughEssential or necessaryScarce, inadequate and not enoughLacking things
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 Polish niedobór, brak…
(Definition of shortage from the Cambridge English-Chinese (Simplified) Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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