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Main Entry: 1need
Pronunciation: primarystressnemacrond
Function: noun
1 : necessary duty : OBLIGATION <no need to apologize>
2 a : a lack of something necessary, desirable, or useful <the need for more doctors> b : something necessary or desired <a need for sympathy>; also : a mental or physical requirement for keeping a living thing in normal condition
3 : a situation requiring supply or relief <call whenever the need arises> <a friend in need>
4 : POVERTY 1, want <provide for those in need>

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