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Definition of dearth noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

     

    dearth

     noun
    noun
    NAmE//dərθ//
     
    [singular] dearth (of something)
     
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  1. 1a lack of something; the fact of there not being enough of something synonym scarcity
  2. 2 There was a dearth of reliable information on the subject.
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