underfeed

[ uhn-der-feed for 1; uhn-der-feed for 2 ]
/ ˌʌn dərˈfid for 1; ˈʌn dɛrˌfid for 2 /

verb (used with object), un·der·fed, un·der·feed·ing.

to feed insufficiently.
to feed with fuel from beneath.

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Origin of underfeed

First recorded in 1650–60; under- + feed
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British Dictionary definitions for underfed

underfeed

verb (ˌʌndəˈfiːd) -feeds, -feeding or -fed (tr)

to give too little food to
to supply (a furnace, engine, etc) with fuel from beneath

noun (ˈʌndəˌfiːd)

an apparatus by which fuel, etc, is supplied from below
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