Meaning

Primary

Lack

Alternatives

Scarcity, Deficiency

Word Type

noun, する verb

Explanation

We are lacking and things are scarce. We have a lack and scarcity of resources.

Reading

けつぼう
Kyoko
(Tokyo accent, female)
Kenichi
(Tokyo accent, male)

Explanation

This is a jukugo word, which usually means on'yomi readings from the kanji. If you know the readings of your kanji you'll know how to read this as well.

Context

Context Sentences

ビタミンDが欠乏しているかどうかはどうすれば分かりますか。

How can I know if I’m deficient in Vitamin D?

Kanji Composition