Meaning of SHORTAGE in English

SHORTAGE

(~s)

Frequency: The word is one of the 3000 most common words in English.

If there is a ~ of something, there is not enough of it.

A ~ of funds is preventing the UN from monitoring relief...

Vietnam is suffering from food ~...

N-VAR: usu with supp, N of n, n N

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