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- n. 缺乏；不足；缺陷；缺点
- [U][C]缺乏,不足,短缺 the quality of being deficient; lack
the state of needing something that is absent or unavailable;
"there is a serious lack of insight into the problem"
"water is the critical deficiency in desert regions"
"for want of a nail the shoe was lost"
lack of an adequate quantity or number;
"the inadequacy of unemployment benefits"
- I have a slight calcium deficiency.
- The result in either case is an energy deficiency.
- Things will go much better if people of the same trade make up the other's deficiency from their own surplus.
- The deficiency of this plan is very clear and it can't possibly succeed.
- It is diligence that makes up for deficiency.
- It was the deficiency we were struggling to correct.
- The deficiencies in the system soon became obvious.
- Cosmetics do not always cover up the deficiencies of nature.
- During the war children suffered from a deficiency of food.
- cover up the deficiency 掩饰缺点
- fill up a deficiency 弥补不足
- hearing deficiency 听觉缺陷
- vitamin deficiency 缺乏维生素
- deficiency in vitamins 缺乏维生素
- deficiency of 50 pounds 50 英镑的亏空
Where art has to supply the deficiencies of nature.出自： J. H. Newman
Mrs Poulter was very short of gin and had to make up the deficiency with water.出自： H. Cecil
In children vitamin C deficiency may delay bone growth.出自： P. Parish