Learner's definition of ADEQUATE
[more adequate; most adequate]
1 : enough for some need or requirement
Be sure to allow adequate [=sufficient, enough] time for the paint to dry.
The garden hasn't been getting adequate water.
The food was more than adequate for the six of us.
2 : good enough : of a quality that is good or acceptable
: of a quality that is acceptable but not better than acceptable
Millions of people lack adequate [=sufficient] health care.
The school lunch should be adequate to meet the nutritional needs of growing children.
The machine does an adequate job.
The tent should provide adequate protection from the elements.
The quality of his work was perfectly adequate.