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de·fi·cien·cy

deficiency

 
pronunciation:
dih fI shn si
features:
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part of speech: noun
inflections: deficiencies
definition: the condition or quality of not having something that is needed or required.
A vitamin deficiency has made her ill.
similar words:
failure, fault, lack, need, shortage, want
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