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understrength

[uhn-der-strengkth, -strength, -strenth]
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  1. having insufficient organizational strength; lacking in personnel: an understrength army.
  2. insufficient in power or efficacy.
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Origin of understrength

First recorded in 1920–25; under- + strength
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