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undersize

[ uhn-der-sahyz ]
/ ˈʌn dərˈsaɪz /
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adjective
(of screened minerals) passing through a sieve of given mesh.
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Origin of undersize

First recorded in 1785–95; under- + size1
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How to use undersize in a sentence

  • Though he had good genes, he was undersize, crooked-legged, and more interested in mating than he was in racing.

  • If he's undersize unhook him gently and throw him back into the river.

    The Highgrader|William MacLeod Raine
  • The offspring of those so treated when reaching maturity are usually nervous and slightly undersize.

    How to Live|Irving Fisher and Eugene Fisk
  • Her conscience told her that she enjoyed a joke at Luke's undersize.

    Verner's Pride|Mrs. Henry Wood
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