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insufficiency

[ in-suh-fish-uhn-see ]
/ 藢瑟n s蓹藞f瑟蕛 蓹n si /
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noun, plural in路suf路fi路cien路cies for 2.
deficiency in amount, force, power, competence, or fitness; inadequacy: insufficiency of supplies.
an instance of this.
inability of an organ or other part of the body to function normally: cardiac insufficiency.
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Origin of insufficiency

First recorded in 1375鈥1425; late Middle English word from Late Latin word insufficientia.See insufficient, -ency

OTHER WORDS FROM insufficiency

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British Dictionary definitions for insufficiency

insufficiency
/ (藢瑟ns蓹藞f瑟蕛蓹ns瑟) /

noun
Also called: insufficience the state of being insufficient
pathol failure in the functioning of an organ, tissue, etccardiac insufficiency
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