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1scarce/ˈskeɚs/adjective
scarcerscarcest
1scarce
/ˈskeɚs/
adjective
scarcerscarcest
Learner's definition of SCARCE  
[also more scarce; most scarce]
: very small in amount or number : not plentiful

make yourself scarce

informal
: to leave so that you will not be seen in a certain place

— scarceness

noun,[noncount]
2scarce/ˈskeɚs/adverb
2scarce
/ˈskeɚs/
adverb
Learner's definition of SCARCE  
literary
: almost not at all : scarcely or hardly
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