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underutilize

[uhn-der-yoot-l-ahyz] /ˌʌn dərˈyut lˌaɪz/
verb (used with object), underutilized, underutilizing.
1.
to fail to utilize fully:
to underutilize natural resources.
Also, especially British, underutilise.
Origin
1950-1955
1950-55; under- + utilize
Related forms
underutilization, noun
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underutilize

v.

also under-utilize, 1949, from under + utilize. Related: Underutilized; underutilizing.

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