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Meaning of lacking

lack•ing

Pronunciation: (lak'ing), [key]
— prep.
  1. being without; not having; wanting; less: Lacking equipment, the laboratory couldn't undertake the research project.
—adj.
  1. wanting; deficient: He was found lacking in stamina.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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