underfeed

[uhn-der-feed for 1; uhn-der-feed for 2]

Origin of underfeed

First recorded in 1650–60; under- + feed
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underfeed

verb (ˌʌndəˈfiːd) -feeds, -feeding or -fed (tr)
  1. to give too little food to
  2. to supply (a furnace, engine, etc) with fuel from beneath
noun (ˈʌndəˌfiːd)
  1. an apparatus by which fuel, etc, is supplied from below
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