understock

[ verb uhn-der-stok; noun uhn-der-stok ]
/ verb ˌʌn dərˈstɒk; noun ˈʌn dərˌstɒk /
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verb (used with object)

to provide an insufficient quantity, as of merchandise, supplies, or livestock.

noun

Horticulture. (in grafting) the rooted plant that receives the scion.

Origin of understock

First recorded in 1755–65; under- + stock
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