[ uhn-der-ak-tiv ]
/ ˌʌn dərˈæk tɪv /
insufficiently active: an underactive thyroid gland.
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Origin of underactive
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/ (ˌʌndərˈæktɪv) /
(of the thyroid or adrenal glands) not functioning at full capacity
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