[verb uhn-der-chahrj; noun uhn-der-chahrj]
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verb (used with object), un·der·charged, un·der·charg·ing.
  1. to charge (a purchaser) less than the proper or fair price.
  2. to charge (a stated amount) less than the proper price: They undercharged several dollars for storing the goods.
  3. to put an insufficient charge or load into.
verb (used without object), un·der·charged, un·der·charg·ing.
  1. to charge too little.
  1. a charge or price less than is proper or customary.
  2. an insufficient charge or load.

Origin of undercharge

First recorded in 1625–35; under- + charge
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Related Words for undercharge

cheapen, undercharge, underprice

British Dictionary definitions for undercharge


  1. to charge too little (for)
  2. (tr) to load (a gun, cannon, etc,) with an inadequate charge
  1. an insufficient charge
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