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insufficient

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishinsufficientin‧suf‧fi‧cient /ˌɪnsəˈfɪʃənt◂/ ●●○ AWL adjective formal  ENOUGHnot enough, or not great enough Insufficient resources have been devoted to the health service.insufficient for His salary was insufficient for their needs.insufficient (something) to do something The heating is insufficient to kill the bacteria. At the moment, there’s insufficient evidence to arrest anyone.insufficiently adverbinsufficiency noun [singular, uncountable]
Examples from the Corpus
insufficientThe bank charged me for having insufficient funds in my account.There has been insufficient rainfall over the past two years, and farmers are having trouble.an insufficient source of waterThe data we have is insufficient to draw any conclusions.insufficient forThe planes had an insufficient fuel supply for a return flight.
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