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in•suf•fi•cien•cy



Pronunciation: (in"su-fish'un-sē), [key]
n.,
pl. -cies for 2.

1. deficiency in amount, force, power, competence, or fitness; inadequacy: insufficiency of supplies.
2. an instance of this.
3. inability of an organ or other part of the body to function normally: cardiac insufficiency. Also,in"suf•fi'cience.

Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.

insufferableinsufficient
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