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understrength

[uhn-der-strengkth, -strength, -strenth] /ˌʌn dərˈstrɛŋkθ, -ˈstrɛŋθ, -ˈstrɛnθ/
adjective
1.
having insufficient organizational strength; lacking in personnel:
an understrength army.
2.
insufficient in power or efficacy.
Origin
1920-1925
1920-25; under- + strength
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  • The private's unit was understrength, missing half the troops it needed.
  • The regiment not only lacked supplies, but it also was understrength.
  • Also, the acceptance criteria for concrete allows for a statistically small number of samples to be understrength.

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