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underfeed

[uhn-der-feed for 1; uhn-der-feed for 2] /ˌʌn dərˈfid for 1; ˈʌn dɛrˌfid for 2/
verb (used with object), underfed, underfeeding.
1.
to feed insufficiently.
2.
to feed with fuel from beneath.
Origin
1650-1660
1650-60; under- + feed
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British Dictionary definitions for underfed

underfeed

verb (transitive) (ˌʌndəˈfiːd) -feeds, -feeding, -fed
1.
to give too little food to
2.
to supply (a furnace, engine, etc) with fuel from beneath
noun (ˈʌndəˌfiːd)
3.
an apparatus by which fuel, etc, is supplied from below
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