French translation of 'deficient'
1. (= inadequate) [service, equipment] défectueux/euse
2. (= lacking)
deficient in carencé(e) en ⧫ pauvre en
a diet deficient in vitamin B un régime carencé en vitamine B ⧫ un régime pauvre en vitamine B
to be deficient in sth (gen) manquer de qch; (in vitamin, mineral) avoir une carence en qch
Copyright © by HarperCollins Publishers. All rights reserved.
Video: pronunciation of 'deficient'
Example Sentences Including 'deficient'
These examples have been automatically selected and may contain sensitive content. Read more…
Not merely their discipline and leadership but also their training was to be found seriously deficient in the day's fighting.REBELS AND REDCOATS: The American Revolutionary War (2003)
And that lack of sunshine can make you vitamin D deficient.The Sun (2014)
His hair is very dry and fine - could he be vitamin deficient?The Sun (2013)
It is certain that once the ovaries have been removed with the uterus, a woman becomes testosterone deficient.Times, Sunday Times (2007)
It's unusual for anyone to be seriously vitamin deficient in this country.The Sun (2015)
Shorter folk generally do worse in IQ tests - experts say it may be caused by a deficient diet.The Sun (2010)
We need to remember that low-fat diets are deficient in essential fats.Times, Sunday Times (2014)
He is often found deficient because he's neglected this area.Times, Sunday Times (2009)
If you crave salt you may be zinc deficient and need the salt to taste your food.The Family Nutrition Workbook (1988)
Most of the population in Britain are also fed a magnesium deficient diet.The Family Nutrition Workbook (1988)
So if you eat good quality protein and are not vitamin or mineral deficient you can afford to eat less than this.The Family Nutrition Workbook (1988)
Modern processed diets are very deficient in it.The Allergy Handbook (1988)
But some groups of people may be deficient in nutrients and could benefit.The Sun (2007)
Or that he'll become deficient in something.The Sun (2009)
Some of his opponents claimed that, as an albino, he was mentally deficient and was unable to think clearly in sunlight.Times, Sunday Times (2010)
They said obese mums are often iron deficient themselves, causing the problem.The Sun (2011)
This is because farmed food was deficient in vitamin D, a vital nutrient.Times, Sunday Times (2009)
A component of the glucose tolerance factor, and often deficient in chronic illness.The Beat Fatigue Workbook - how to identify the causes (1988)
How then could anyone in such circumstances become protein deficient?The Beat Fatigue Workbook - how to identify the causes (1988)
If it doesn't it is possible that vitamin K may be deficient.The Beat Fatigue Workbook - how to identify the causes (1988)
The major muscles of the heart can themselves become deficient in oxygen due to partial blockage of the vessels supplying them with blood.The Beat Fatigue Workbook - how to identify the causes (1988)
What is the unique place of preaching that means that something is still deficient if the church does not engage in it?Christianity Today (2000)
Trends of 'deficient'
In Common Usage. deficient is one of the 10000 most commonly used words in the Collins dictionary
View usage for:
'deficient' in Other Languages
British English: deficient ADJECTIVE
If someone or something is deficient in a particular thing, they do not have the full amount of it that they need in order to function normally or work properly.
...a diet deficient in vitamin B.
Translation of deficient from the Collins English to French Dictionary