underdevelop

[ uhn-der-di-vel-uh p ]
/ ˌʌn dər dɪˈvɛl əp /

verb (used with object)

to develop (something) short of the required amount: to underdevelop film.

Nearby words

  1. undercroft,
  2. undercurrent,
  3. undercut,
  4. undercutter,
  5. underdaks,
  6. underdeveloped,
  7. underdo,
  8. underdog,
  9. underdone,
  10. underdraft

Origin of underdevelop


Related formsun·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 Formsunderdevelopment, noun

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