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underutilize

[ uhn-der-yoot-l-ahyz ]
/ ˌʌn dərˈyut lˌaɪz /
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verb (used with object), un·der·u·ti·lized, un·der·u·ti·liz·ing.
to fail to make practical or profitable use of: The episodes are boring, badly paced, and completely underutilize the title character.
to fail to use (a machine, resource, etc.) to its full capacity:Most companies underutilize their data assets, but some manage to leverage them to satisfy marketplace demands.Many school systems significantly underutilize existing classroom space, yet continue to build new buildings.
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Also especially British, un·der·u·ti·lise .

Origin of underutilize

First recorded in 1950–55; under- + utilize

OTHER WORDS FROM underutilize

un·der·u·ti·li·za·tion [uhn-der-yoot-l-ahy-zey-shuhn], /ˌʌn dərˌyut l aɪˈzeɪ ʃən/, noun
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