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underdevelop

[ uhn-der-di-vel-uhp ]
/ ˌʌn dər dɪˈvɛl əp /
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verb (used with object)
to develop (something) short of the required amount: to underdevelop film.
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Origin of underdevelop

OTHER WORDS FROM underdevelop

un·der·de·vel·op·ment, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for underdevelop

underdevelop
/ (ˌʌndədɪˈvɛləp) /

verb
(tr) photog to process (a film, plate, or paper) in developer for less than the required time, or at too low a temperature, or in an exhausted solution

Derived forms of underdevelop

underdevelopment, noun
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