underuse


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un·der·use

 (ŭn′dər-yo͞oz′)
tr.v. un·der·used, un·der·us·ing, un·der·us·es
To use to a lesser degree than is normal or desirable.

un′der·use′ (-yo͞os′) n.

underuse

vb
(tr) to use to an insufficient degree
n
the condition of being not used as much as it could or should be
Translations
alikäyttääalikäyttö

underuse

A. [ˌʌndəˈjuːs] Ninfrautilización f
B. [ˌʌndəˈjuːz] VTinfrautilizar
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