Simple Definition of underdeveloped
: not developed to a normal size or strength
of a country, society, etc. : having many poor people and few industries
Full Definition of underdeveloped
1 : not normally or adequately developed <underdeveloped muscles> <underdeveloped film>
2 : having a relatively low economic level of industrial production and standard of living (as from lack of capital) <underdeveloped nations>
underdevelopmentplay \-ləp-mənt\ noun
Examples of underdeveloped in a sentence
The baby was born with underdeveloped lungs.
First Known Use of underdeveloped
Medical Definition of underdeveloped
: not normally or adequately developed <underdeveloped muscles> <underdeveloped lungs>
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