A lack or shortage, especially of something essential to health:
An acute and general shortage of food, or a period of this
Inability or failure of an organ or tissue to perform its normal function
A condition of poverty or misfortune:
The condition or quality of lacking something usual or necessary:
The fact of being without; lack
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