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dearth

dearth - Dictionary definition and meaning for word dearth

Definition
(noun) an acute insufficiency
Synonyms : famine , shortage

Definition
(noun) an insufficient quantity or number
Synonyms : paucity

Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for dearth

earth is big. de-earth.....(read as dearth) means small...small in quantity..or scarcity
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by Digvijay

dearth sounds like death. high death rate can result in scarcity of man-power
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by darshit

Dearth - deers + earth. Deers in earth are getting insufficient in number
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by GOD

earth is full of things, dearth means lacking of things
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by nikhilparasher

dearth = death + r (reason) reason for death is scarcity(of food, shelter,health) thus dearth is scarcity
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by fabregas

De-Earth means to dig...because of scarcity of water we started digging.....
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by nileshdive

earth is full of things, dearth means lacking of things
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by nikhilparasher

due to shortage of resources man started de-earthing(digging and looking under earth) for them...
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by RajeshBorkar

For want of food, they were starving and tried eating DIRT.
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by Jackery

death is a result of dearth (scarcity of food)
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by shm2008

dead+earth food,water all are scarcity.
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by sansecretcp

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by nileshdive

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by nileshdive

DEARTH = dead + earth; dead earth is always insufficient in quantity.
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by shaktipada

dearth leads to death!
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by shbf

dear+th ->dear ones are there far away scarcity to find such one
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by sansecretcp

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