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English Definitionto lack; to be short of; lack; shortage
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Part of Speech(形) adjective
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(形) As an adjective
  1. Short.
  2. Of a quantity not able to fulfill a need or requirement.
  3. Less than the correct or legal or full amount often deliberately so.
(名) As a noun
  1. A critical situation that arises because of a shortage (as a shortage of time or money or resources).
  2. A state of extreme poverty or destitution.
  3. A prolonged shortage.
  4. An acute insufficiency.
  5. The absence of matter.
  6. The state of being defective.
  7. The state of needing something that is absent or unavailable.
  8. A state of extreme poverty.
  9. Lack of an adequate quantity or number.
(副) As an adverb
  1. Penuriously.
(动) As a verb
  1. Be without.
  2. Be without, lack; be deficient in.
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