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[uhn-der-pruh-doos, -dyoos] /ˌʌn dər prəˈdus, -ˈdyus/
verb (used without object), verb (used with object), underproduced, underproducing.
to produce less or in a lesser manner or degree than is normal or required.
1965-70; under- + produce
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underproducer, noun Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • Conventional theory had always argued that monopolies overcharge, underproduce and extract surplus profits.
  • The thyroid and the pancreas also can overproduce or underproduce chemicals, causing illness to occur.
  • The private market will underproduce these goods due to the free rider problem.
  • It has long been recognized that the market, if left alone, will tend to underproduce these goods.

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