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underactive

[ uhn-der-ak-tiv ]
/ ˌʌn dərˈæk tɪv /
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adjective

insufficiently active: an underactive thyroid gland.

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Origin of underactive

First recorded in 1955–60; under- + active

OTHER WORDS FROM underactive

un·der·ac·tiv·i·ty, un·der·ac·tive·ness, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for underactive

underactive
/ (ˌʌndərˈæktɪv) /

adjective

(of the thyroid or adrenal glands) not functioning at full capacity
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