[ uhn-der-feed for 1; uhn-der-feed for 2 ]
/ ˌʌn dərˈfid for 1; ˈʌn dɛrˌfid for 2 /
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verb (used with object), un·der·fed, un·der·feed·ing.
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How to use underfeed in a sentence
The animal was so underfed that his ribs were showing under his lusterless chestnut coat.Central Park’s Carriages Saved This Horse|Michael Daly|April 24, 2014|DAILY BEAST
An uneducated, underbred, and underfed propertyless man is a man who has lost the possibility of liberty.The New Machiavelli|Herbert George Wells
In North Germany, at Ilmenau, we were constantly pained by meeting peasants who looked underfed and miserable.George Eliot's Life, Vol. III (of 3)|George Eliot
"Nature has no heart," said he, very bitterly and readily, as people do who are over-philosophised and underfed.In a German Pension|Katherine Mansfield
The pecuniary struggle produces an underfed class, of large proportions.The Theory of the Leisure Class|Thorstein Veblen
They had been underfed, under-clothed, singled out for all the disagreeable work and all the abuse—because they were English.Servants of the Guns|Jeffery E. Jeffery
British Dictionary definitions for underfeed
verb (ˌʌndəˈfiːd) -feeds, -feeding or -fed (tr)
to give too little food to
to supply (a furnace, engine, etc) with fuel from beneath
an apparatus by which fuel, etc, is supplied from below
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