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understock

[v. uhn-der-stok; n. uhn-der-stok] /v. ˌʌn dərˈstɒk; n. ˈʌn dərˌstɒk/
verb (used with object)
1.
to provide an insufficient quantity, as of merchandise, supplies, or livestock.
noun
2.
Horticulture. (in grafting) the rooted plant that receives the scion.
Origin
1755-1765
1755-65; under- + stock
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Examples for understock
  • In fact, it is in producers' interest to understock rangelands more often than it is to overstock.
  • Plant growth from the understock rather than the crown should be removed whenever it is identified.

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