Translation of deficiency in Spanish:

deficiency

Pronunciation: /dɪˈfɪʃənsi/

n (pl -cies)

  • 1 c u 1.1 [Med] deficiencia (f) (before n) deficiency disease enfermedad (f) carencial
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    • For if you love someone greatly, your love will be great enough to tolerate his or her shortcomings or deficiencies.
    • Another remarkable feature Hu noticed in his early days in the city was the serious deficiency of work efficiency.
    • And the plant did not consistently produce potable water because of system failures and operational deficiencies.
    1.2 (shortage) escasez (f), déficit (m)
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    • Sunscreen prevented sunlight from generating vitamin D in the skin, risking serious deficiencies in the long run.
    • Other risk factors include deficiencies in vitamin A, beta-carotene, vitamin C, and folic acid.
    • Like scurvy or pernicious anaemia, he puts it down to nutritional deficiencies in the modern diet: the lack of the essential vitamin B17.

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