understaffed

[ uhn-der-staft, -stahft ]
/ ˌʌn dərˈstæft, -ˈstɑft /

adjective

having an insufficient number of personnel: The hospital is understaffed.

Origin of understaffed

First recorded in 1890–95; under- + staff1 + -ed3
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understaffed

/ (ˌʌndəˈstɑːft) /

adjective

not having enough staffher department is understaffed
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