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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 make practical or profitable use of: The episodes are boring, badly paced, and completely underutilize the title character.
to fail to use (a machine, resource, etc.) to its full capacity:Most companies underutilize their data assets, but some manage to leverage them to satisfy marketplace demands.Many school systems significantly underutilize existing classroom space, yet continue to build new buildings.
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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 [uhn-der-yoot-l-ahy-zey-shuhn], /藢蕦n d蓹r藢yut l a瑟藞ze瑟 蕛蓹n/, noun
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, 漏 Random House, Inc. 2023

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