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Pronunciation: /ˈskersəti; ˈskeəsəti/

Translation of scarcity in Spanish:

noun/nombre (plural -ties)

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  • (shortage) escasez (feminine), carestía (feminine); (infrequency) lo poco común (before noun/delante del nombre) it has scarcity value es valioso por lo escaso
    Example sentences
    • This lack of scarcity makes this concert even sillier, as there is nothing special about it.
    • In a market economy it is as easy to fall as to rise, but in periods of scarcity and famine, easier to survive within such a system than outside it.
    • It should not be relegated to a matter that was only given close attention in times of drought and water scarcity.

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