, (Ṣ, O, Mṣb, Ḳ,) aor. عَوَزَ, (Mṣb, Ḳ,) inf. n. عَوَزٌ, (Ṣ, O, Mṣb,) It (a thing) was, or became, wanting; not found; or not existing: (Ṣ, O, Ḳ:) or it (anything) was wanted, and desired, but not attainable: (Lth, O:) or it was, or became, unattainable; not found; or not existing. (Mṣb.)―
The same verb, inf. n. as above, is also said of flesh, or flesh-meat; [app. signifying It became wasted; or it was, or became, wanting, or not found;] (A;) or the verb thus used is ↓أَعْوَزَ, inf. n. إِعْوَازٌ. (TA.)―
Also It (an affair) was, or became, hard, difficult, or strait; (O, Ḳ, * TA;) and ↓اعوز it (a thing) was, or became, difficult. (IḲṭṭ.)―
And He (a man) was, or became, poor, needy, or indigent; (Ṣ, A, O, Ḳ;) as also ↓اعوز, (Ṣ, O, Mṣb, Ḳ,) inf. n. إِعْوَازٌ: (Ṣ, Mṣb;:) or the latter signifies he was, or became, poor so as to possess nothing; (AZ, Mṣb;) or he became in want, and in an unsound condition; (A;) as also ↓اعوزّ, (A, TA,) inf. n. اِعْوِزَازٌ; (TA;) or in an evil condition. (TA.)
عَازَ الشَّىْءَ, aor. يَعُوزُ, [inf. n. عَوْزٌ,] He wanted, needed, or required, the thing, and found it not. (Mṣb.) [And عَازَهُ الشَّىْءُ, and أَعْوَزَهُ, virtually signify the same.] See 4.