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[uhn-der-yoozd] /ˌʌn dərˈyuzd/
not completely or sufficiently used:
underused talents.
1905-10; under- + use + -ed2 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
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  • She thinks virtual technology, while increasingly popular, is still underused in archaeology.
  • Those pilots could then take advantage of the now underused network of small airports and relieve strain on the big hubs.
  • It has left an unprecedented degree of unemployed workers and underused factories in its wake.
  • Labour and capital that were previously underused are mobilised in the development effort.
  • Instead, it's an opportunity to try out underused new insulation technologies.
  • Another tip that's obvious but underused: unsubscribe to useless mailings.
  • Yet it's been sitting on a mountain of unused, or underused, bandwidth for years.
  • As a result, many workers are underused or inefficient, he wrote.
  • Gore's committees also set up the auctions of underused radio spectra to allow for the growth of cell phone bandwidth.
  • And the film's elements of parody, while apparent, remain mostly underused.

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