Definition Of shortage


a state or situation in which something needed cannot be obtained in sufficient amounts.

a shortage of hard cash

Example Of shortage

  • a shortage of hard cash

  • Apart from that, the troops achieved their aims despite shortages of arms and poor food.

  • At the same time, millions of people are facing starvation because of food shortages .

  • Demand has been driven by shortages of property and land to develop in these areas.

  • During the Italian occupation, there was again a food shortage for about five years.

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