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Next we are going to look at nutritional deficiencies. The Vitality Diet (1990)That might lead one to think that women may suffer more mineral and vitamin deficiencies than men. The Beat Fatigue Workbook - how to identify the causes (1988)It would surely remedy the defensive deficiencies that have plagued them all season. Times, Sunday Times (2007)We identified a number of serious deficiencies in his practice. The Sun (2013)Lack of iron is the most widespread nutritional deficiency in the world. Times, Sunday Times (2013)Can you remember where you were when you first heard of acquired immune deficiency syndrome? Times, Sunday Times (2008)It is well established that nutritional deficiency in animals will cause birth abnormalities. The Family Nutrition Workbook (1988)It is thought that nutritional deficiencies in early life could be to blame. The Sun (2014)Iron deficiency is the most widespread nutritional deficiency. The Dictionary of Nutritional Health (1986)Rescue efforts continued last night as it emerged an inspection ten days ago uncovered serious deficiencies with the passenger ferry. The Sun (2014) Vitamin and mineral deficiencies It is known that these drugs block the absorption of zinc. Coming Off Tranquillizers and Sleeping Pills (1991)Norwich's defensive deficiencies are all too obvious. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Regulators have reported serious deficiencies at its lab in northern California. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Meanwhile, the serious deficiencies are in management and leadership skills. Christianity Today (2000)I was tested for vitamin deficiencies but got the all clear. The Sun (2010)Most victims will be people with respiratory diseases or immune system deficiencies, along with patients recovering from operations. The Sun (2009)A nutritionist can help detect vitamin and mineral deficiencies and recommend dietary changes and supplements to correct these. Beyond Chaotic Eating (1993)In fact recent research has suggested that deficiencies of vitamin C are widespread. The Vitamin Fact Finder (1987)Not, in our opinion, because of a quality deficiency. THE 22 IMMUTABLE LAWS OF BRANDING (2002)There were signal and intelligence failures, deficiencies in the quality of their armour protection, shells and fire control. Warfare in the Twentieth Century (1988)The present deficiency has been blamed for the re-emergence of rickets, a childhood disease that involves softening of the bones. Times, Sunday Times (2011)This was a dismal display, which underlined the team's defensive deficiencies and need for a goalkeeper of real quality. Times, Sunday Times (2015)The 19-year-old favours playing left back, but because of his defensive deficiencies he is probably more suited to wing back. Times, Sunday Times (2009)
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British English: deficiency NOUN
Deficiency in something, especially something that your body needs, is not having enough of it.
They did blood tests on him for signs of vitamin deficiency.
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