HyperDic: shortage

English > 2 senses of the word shortage:
NOUNattributeshortage, deficit, shortfallthe property of being an amount by which something is less than expected or required
stateshortage, dearth, faminean acute insufficiency
shortage > pronunciation
Soundsshao'rtahjh; shao'rtihjh
Rhymesacreage ... wreckage: 85 rhymes with ahjh...
abridge ... yardage: 133 rhymes with ihjh...
English > shortage: 2 senses > noun 1, attribute
MeaningThe property of being an amount by which something is less than expected or required.
Synonymsdeficit, shortfall
Narroweroxygen deficittemporary oxygen shortage in cells resulting from strenuous exercise
Broaderinsufficiency, inadequacy, deficiencylack of an adequate quantity or number
Spanishcarencia, deficiencia, déficit, falta
Catalanmanca
English > shortage: 2 senses > noun 2, state
MeaningAn acute insufficiency.
Synonymsdearth, famine
Broaderlack, deficiency, wantThe state of needing something that is absent or unavailable
Spanishescasez, hambre, hambruna, penuria
Catalanfam, fretura, penúria

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