(=escasez) lack, shortage, scarcity frm
una carencia absoluta de recursos económicos a total lack of economic resources
la carencia de agua y alimentos empieza a ser preocupante the lack o shortage o scarcity of water is starting to become worrying
para compensar las carencias vitamínicas to make up for vitamin deficiencies
sufrió graves carencias emocionales y materiales he suffered extreme emotional and material deprivation
(=periodo) period free of interest payments and debt repayments period free of interest payments and debt repayments
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