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escasez nfnombre femenino: Sustantivo de género exclusivamente femenino ("mesa", "tabla"). (insuficiencia, exigüidad)shortage, scarcity, dearth nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc.
 La escasez de granos eleva el precio del café.
escasez nfnombre femenino: Sustantivo de género exclusivamente femenino ("mesa", "tabla"). (penuria, carestía)privation, want, need nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc.
  deprivation, impoverishment nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc.
 Los cinturones de miseria se caracterizan por la escasez en que viven sus habitantes.
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Compound Forms:
escasez de alimentos grupo nomgrupo nominal: Expresión que combina un sustantivo con sus modificadores y complementos, que forman una expresión compuesta usual, sin llegar a ser una locución nominal fija ("adjudicación de herencia", "despedida de soltero"). (hambruna)food shortages nplplural noun: Noun always used in plural form--for example, "jeans," "scissors."
  food scarcity nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc.
 Las zonas damnificadas por desastres naturales sufren de escasez de alimentos.
 Areas damaged by natural disasters suffer food shortages.
escasez de personal (insuficiente)staff shortage nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc.
  shortage of staff nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc.
  personnel shortage nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc.
  short-staffed adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house."
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