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“… are lacking sufficient moisture to …”

meanings of sufficient


  1. Having enough money to meet obligations and live comfortably.
  2. Possessing adequate talents or accomplishments; of competent power or ability; qualified; fit. A two-week training course is sufficient to get a job in the coach-driving profession.
  3. Capable of meeting obligations; responsible.
  4. Equal to the end proposed; adequate to what is needed; enough.


  1. The smallest amount needed.