imbalance noun

ADJ. growing | regional | gender, power, trade | chemical, hormonal

VERB + IMBALANCE cause, create | correct, redress Increased recruitment of women engineers will help correct the gender imbalance in the profession.

IMBALANCE + VERB arise, occur

PREP. ~ between an imbalance between imports and exports | ~ in An imbalance in certain chemicals leads to disturbances in the brain's function.