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imbalance

im·bal·ance

imbalance

 
 
pronunciation:
Im bae lns
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: the condition of lacking balance.
antonyms:
balance
similar words:
unbalance
definition 2: a defect in proportion or balance between elements.
This condition can be caused by an imbalance in the diet.
antonyms:
equilibrium
Word Parts
The word imbalance contains the following part:
im-2 Latin prefix that means not, without
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The prefix im-2 occurs in Latin loanwords. It is an assimilated form of in-2 used before roots beginning with the letter "m," "p," and "b." See in-2.