Meaning of LACK in English

LACK

■ noun absence or deficiency of something.

■ verb (also ~ for ) be without or deficient in.

Origin

ME: corresp. to, and perh. partly from, MDu. and Mid. Low Ger. lak 'deficiency', MDu. laken '~'.

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