Definition of shortage in English:


Line breaks: short|age
Pronunciation: /ˈʃɔːtɪdʒ


A state or situation in which something needed cannot be obtained in sufficient amounts: a shortage of hard cash food shortages [mass noun]: the problems of land shortage in the countryside
More example sentences
  • There are many parts of the world where the shortage of food lasts for years, not just for one.
  • Demand has been driven by shortages of property and land to develop in these areas.
  • Food shortages were a problem both for natives and refugees at the end of the war.

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