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4. nẹ̄d(e)fulnes(se n.
Additional spellings: nedfulnes, nedefulnes, nedfulnesse
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(a) A time of need; affliction, distress; pl. straits, difficulties; (b) what is appropriate or necessary; a necessity, need; (c) a constraint, restriction; compulsion, necessity. …