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understrength

[uhn-der-strengkth, -strength, -strenth] /ˌʌn dərˈstrɛŋkθ, -ˈstrɛŋθ, -ˈstrɛnθ/
adjective
1.
having insufficient organizational strength; lacking in personnel:
an understrength army.
2.
insufficient in power or efficacy.
Origin
1920-1925
1920-25; under- + strength
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