underdevelopment

underdevelop

[uhn-der-di-vel-uhp]
verb (used with object)
to develop (something) short of the required amount: to underdevelop film.

Origin:
under- + develop

underdevelopment, noun
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underdevelop (ˌʌndədɪˈvɛləp)
 
vb
(tr) photog to process (a film, plate, or paper) in developer for less than the required time, or at too low a temperature, or in an exhausted solution
 
underde'velopment
 
n

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