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1. deficiency

noun. ['dɪˈfɪʃənsi'] the state of needing something that is absent or unavailable.

Synonyms

  • famine
  • demand
  • shortness
  • stringency
  • mineral deficiency
  • deficit
  • absence
  • lack
  • need
  • tightness
  • dearth
  • want

Antonyms

  • wealth
  • fruitfulness
  • superiority
  • high quality

Etymology

  • -ency (English)
  • deficit (English)
  • déficit (French)

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Rhymes with Mineral Deficiency

  • immunodeficiency
  • self-sufficiency
  • proficiency
  • inefficiency
  • sufficiency
  • efficiency

2. deficiency

noun. ['dɪˈfɪʃənsi'] lack of an adequate quantity or number.

Synonyms

  • shortfall
  • meagerness
  • exiguity
  • inadequacy
  • deficit
  • meagreness
  • poorness
  • leanness
  • scantiness
  • insufficiency
  • scarcity
  • amount
  • scarceness
  • scantness
  • slenderness

Antonyms

  • sufficiency
  • abundance
  • satisfactoriness
  • lead

Etymology

  • -ency (English)
  • deficit (English)
  • déficit (French)

3. mineral

noun. ['ˈmɪnɝəl, ˈmɪnrəl'] solid homogeneous inorganic substances occurring in nature having a definite chemical composition.

Synonyms

  • mineral pitch
  • mispickel
  • psilomelane
  • peacock ore
  • fluor
  • kyanite
  • emery
  • wollastonite
  • gadolinite
  • cuprite
  • aragonite
  • isinglass
  • columbite
  • gibbsite
  • sapphirine
  • talc
  • spar
  • samarskite
  • sylvite
  • rock
  • chromite
  • thortveitite
  • argentite
  • quartz
  • realgar
  • celestite
  • wulfenite
  • white lead ore
  • ozocerite
  • gypsum
  • malachite
  • beryl
  • sepiolite
  • cristobalite
  • coltan
  • tridymite
  • barytes
  • stannite
  • iridosmine
  • talcum
  • vermiculite
  • nitrocalcite
  • olivenite
  • corundum
  • pyromorphite
  • barite
  • cadmium sulphide
  • heavy spar
  • amphibole
  • fergusonite
  • pentlandite
  • pyrolusite
  • arsenopyrite
  • zinkenite
  • nephelinite
  • pyrrhotite
  • ilmenite
  • kieserite
  • argyrodite
  • jadeite
  • magnesium oxide
  • fool's gold
  • mineral tar
  • zinc blende
  • strontianite
  • wurtzite
  • erythrite
  • copper glance
  • tourmaline
  • corundom
  • cobaltite
  • rock salt
  • niobite
  • pyrite
  • sphalerite
  • amphibole group
  • orpiment
  • earth color
  • nephelite
  • topaz
  • rutile
  • langbeinite
  • ytterbite
  • mica
  • tin pyrites
  • red clay
  • pollucite
  • cassiterite
  • zeolite
  • garnet
  • millerite
  • zirconium silicate
  • rhodochrosite
  • iron pyrite
  • sylvanite
  • cinnabar
  • baddeleyite
  • osmiridium
  • stuff
  • crocolite
  • maltha
  • material
  • pyrophyllite
  • galena
  • hemimorphite
  • cryolite
  • rhodonite
  • monazite
  • turquoise
  • cyanite
  • stone
  • periclase
  • xenotime
  • garnierite
  • idocrase
  • pyrrhotine
  • pyroxene
  • fluorite
  • graphic tellurium
  • bornite
  • smaltite
  • columbite-tantalite
  • borax
  • Greenland spar
  • bastnaesite
  • amblygonite
  • opal
  • stibnite
  • hausmannite
  • spinel
  • chalcopyrite
  • cordierite
  • bitter spar
  • blende
  • carnallite
  • pinite
  • sodalite
  • cerussite
  • halite
  • zircon
  • scheelite
  • greenockite
  • bauxite
  • germanite
  • meerschaum
  • nepheline
  • magnesia
  • asphalt
  • dolomite
  • kainite
  • chrysoberyl
  • bastnasite
  • chlorite
  • barium sulphate
  • thorite
  • glauconite
  • magnesite
  • calamine
  • kaolinite
  • molybdenite
  • vesuvianite
  • chalcocite
  • sylvine
  • magnetic pyrites
  • vanadinite
  • copper pyrites
  • vesuvian
  • kernite
  • earth wax
  • fluorspar
  • ore
  • green lead ore
  • tantalite
  • wolframite
  • mineral wax
  • spodumene
  • iron manganese tungsten
  • ader wax
  • manganite
  • apatite
  • augite
  • cobalt bloom
  • ozokerite

Antonyms

  • achromatic
  • insulator
  • conductor
  • unclog

4. mineral

adjective. ['ˈmɪnɝəl, ˈmɪnrəl'] composed of matter other than plant or animal.

Antonyms

  • artifact
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