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Origin of lack

1125–75; Middle English lak; cognate with Middle Low German lak,Middle Dutch lac deficiency; akin to Old Norse lakr deficient
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How to use lack in a sentence

British Dictionary definitions for lack

lack
/ (læk) /

noun
an insufficiency, shortage, or absence of something required or desired
something that is required but is absent or in short supply
verb
(when intr, often foll by in or for) to be deficient (in) or have need (of)to lack purpose

Word Origin for lack

C12: related to Middle Dutch laken to be wanting
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