[ US /ˈʃɔɹtədʒ, ˈʃɔɹtɪdʒ/ ]
[ UK /ʃˈɔːtɪd‍ʒ/ ]
  1. an acute insufficiency
  2. 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
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How To Use shortage In A Sentence

  • Sodium thiopental was used by most U.S. states as part of a lethal injection combination, but many have switched to an alternative drug called pentobarbital amid an ongoing shortage. The Seattle Times
  • The UK already grants work visas for industries with labour shortages but these are required only for non-EU citizens. Times, Sunday Times
  • Talking to locals on the fishery there is no shortage of coarse fishing in the area.
  • But shortage of teachers and timetabling problems make it very difficult for schools to work any great breadth into the system.
  • Judges were in open revolt after being forced to free more dangerous criminals because of the cells shortage. The Sun
  • This is a very important area in operations, which is facing a shortage of skilled manpower.
  • There's a huge shortage of truckers, so a drive has begun to recruit women drivers.
  • There was no doubt that there was a shortage of dan grades, but dan grades of the standard of the Hut took men of a certain calibre and a long time. Aikido in the UK – the Beginning « English Lesson Plans « Free Lesson Plans « Literacy News
  • Food shortages would probably galvanise public anger into action, as would a complete collapse of the economy.
  • Shortage of water is a growing problem.
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