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[uhn-der-surv] /ˌʌn dərˈsɜrv/
verb (used with object), underserved, underserving.
to offer inadequate services or facilities to. Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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Examples from the web for underserved
  • Universal access to quality pre-and-post-natal care for mothers in chronically stressed, underserved communities.
  • So we're working to bring more grocery stores into underserved areas.
  • Many rural areas and towns are medically underserved and this is one way to tackle that basic problem.
  • Companies have been, and must continue to be, experts at identifying unserved or underserved student markets.
  • Online programs are one way to address that underserved population.
  • And it got me thinking that maybe there are some underserved markets out there.
  • The country has a reputation--not underserved--for cold climates.
Word Origin and History for underserved



"to serve insufficiently," 1710, from under + serve (v.). Related: Underserved; underserving.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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