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undergo

[ uhn-der-goh ]
/ ˌʌn dərˈgoʊ /
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verb (used with object), un·der·went [uhn-der-went], /ˌʌn dərˈwɛnt/, un·der·gone [uhn-der-gawn, ‐gon], /ˌʌn dərˈgɔn, ‐ˈgɒn/, un·der·go·ing.
to be subjected to; experience; pass through: to undergo surgery.
to endure; sustain; suffer: to undergo sustained deprivation.
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Origin of undergo

First recorded before 1000; Middle English undergon, Old English undergān. See under-, go1

OTHER WORDS FROM undergo

un·der·go·er, noun
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How to use undergo in a sentence

British Dictionary definitions for undergo

undergo
/ (ˌʌndəˈɡəʊ) /

verb -goes, -going, -went or -gone
(tr) to experience, endure, or sustainto undergo a dramatic change of feelings

Derived forms of undergo

undergoer, noun

Word Origin for undergo

Old English: earlier meanings were more closely linked with the senses of under and go
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