underutilize

[uhn-der-yoot-l-ahyz]
verb (used with object), un·der·u·ti·lized, un·der·u·ti·liz·ing.
  1. to fail to utilize fully: to underutilize natural resources.
Also especially British, un·der·u·ti·lise.

Origin of underutilize

First recorded in 1950–55; under- + utilize
Related formsun·der·u·ti·li·za·tion, noun
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Word Origin and History for underutilised

underutilize

v.

also under-utilize, 1949, from under + utilize. Related: Underutilized; underutilizing.

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