[ uhn-der-yoot-l-ahyz ]
/ ˌʌn dərˈyut lˌaɪz /
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verb (used with object), un·der·u·ti·lized, un·der·u·ti·liz·ing.
to fail to utilize fully: to underutilize natural resources.
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Also especially British, un·der·u·ti·lise .
OTHER WORDS FROM underutilizeun·der·u·ti·li·za·tion, noun
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