under-manned

undermanned

[uhn-der-mand]
adjective
lacking a normal or sufficient work force, complement of troops, or the like; understaffed; short-handed.

Origin:
1865–70; under- + manned

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undermanned

adjective
inadequate in number of workers or assistants etc.; "they're rather short-handed at the moment"; "overcrowded and understaffed hospitals" [syn: short-handed
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