Translation of "shortage" - English-Mandarin Chinese dictionary

shortage

noun [ C ] uk us /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。

(Translation of “shortage” from the Cambridge English-Chinese (Simplified) Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)