Synonyms of shortage
- 1. deficit, shortage, shortfall, insufficiency, inadequacy, deficiency
- usage: the property of being an amount by which something is less than expected or required; "new blood vessels bud out from the already dilated vascular bed to make up the nutritional deficit"
- 2. dearth, famine, shortage, lack, deficiency, want
- usage: an acute insufficiency
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Definition and meaning of shortage (Dictionary)