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underutilize

[ uhn-der-yoot-l-ahyz ]
/ 藢蕦n d蓹r藞yut l藢a瑟z /
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verb (used with object), un路der路u路ti路lized, un路der路u路ti路liz路ing.
to fail to utilize fully: to underutilize natural resources.
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Also especially British, un路der路u路ti路lise .

Origin of underutilize

First recorded in 1950鈥55; under- + utilize

OTHER WORDS FROM underutilize

un路der路u路ti路li路za路tion, noun
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