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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 of underutilize
1950-1955
1950-55; under- + utilize
Related forms
underutilization, noun
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  • Operations has tried many things to try and lower the amount of underutilized vehicles in the fleet.
Contemporary definitions for underutilized
verb

to not use efficiently or to the maximum or potential amount; underuse; also written under-utilize

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Word Origin and History for underutilized

underutilize

v.

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

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