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undermanned

[uhn-der-mand] /ˌʌn dərˈmænd/
adjective
1.
lacking a normal or sufficient work force, complement of troops, or the like; understaffed; short-handed.
Origin
1865-1870
1865-70; under- + manned
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  • The pen was undermanned and overworked, an exponentially lethal combination.
  • The country's legal system is outdated and undermanned, leading to long delays in resolving cases.
  • Local law enforcement, fire and medical response organizations are severely undermanned.
  • The railroads arc undermanned, accord ing to coal operators.
  • Incentive bonus: lateral conversion bonus for converting to undermanned military occupational specialties.

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