Situation where the quantity available or supplied in a market falls short of the quantity demanded or required at a given time or price.

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  • There was a water shortage, so we had to ration out how much we could drink each day., which was not a lot.

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  • We faced a shortage of the special oil that we needed to run our business as it is imported and there was none available.

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  • Sometimes there will be a shortage of your product when the demand is high and you will need to produce more quickly.

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