[ uhn-der-feed for 1; uhn-der-feed for 2 ]
/ 藢蕦n d蓹r藞fid for 1; 藞蕦n d蓻r藢fid for 2 /
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verb (used with object), un路der路fed, un路der路feed路ing.
to feed insufficiently.
to feed with fuel from beneath.
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Origin of underfeed

First recorded in 1650鈥60; under- + feed
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British Dictionary definitions for underfeed


verb (藢蕦nd蓹藞fi藧d) -feeds, -feeding or -fed (tr)
to give too little food to
to supply (a furnace, engine, etc) with fuel from beneath
noun (藞蕦nd蓹藢fi藧d)
an apparatus by which fuel, etc, is supplied from below
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