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insufficiency

in·suf·fi·cien·cy

insufficiency

 
pronunciation:
In s fI shn si
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part of speech: noun
inflections: insufficiencies
definition 1: the quality or condition of being insufficient; deficiency; lack.
antonyms:
sufficiency
similar words:
defect, failure, need, poverty, scarcity
definition 2: failure of a body part, such as a heart valve, to function normally or adequately.
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