un·​der·​in·​flat·​ed ˌən-dər-in-ˈflā-təd How to pronounce underinflated (audio)
: not sufficiently inflated
underinflated tires
underinflation noun

Examples of underinflated in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Check your tire pressure, as underinflated tires can lower your fuel efficiency. Megan Cerullo, CBS News, 2 July 2024 For instance, the Filling Assistant will detect underinflated tires and notify the driver. IEEE Spectrum, 1 Feb. 2011 The song plays in the background as wide receiver Danny Amendola talks about Tom Brady's Reputation era—which came after a lot of finger pointing about underinflated footballs. Kathleen Walsh, Glamour, 7 Mar. 2024 These issues could lead to an air leak or underinflated tires, which could increase the risk of tire failure and crashes, according to the NHSTA recall acknowledgement. Kate Perez, USA TODAY, 24 July 2023 According to testimony, Davis, then 25, was driving a 1995 Dodge Ram with an underinflated tire that had been repaired with Fix-a-Flat. Kevin Grasha, The Enquirer, 24 Apr. 2023 Don’t let underinflated tires inflate fuel costs. Jeff Gardner, Forbes, 10 Oct. 2022 Keep in mind that underinflated tires or overloaded tires may overheat causing failures. Time, 12 Aug. 2021 As a result of the regulatory investigation, the tire maker initiated a recall in June to respond to risks shown to occur when the tire was used in an underinflated or overloaded condition on motor homes. Ryan Felton, WSJ, 25 Jan. 2023

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Word History

First Known Use

1928, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of underinflated was in 1928

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“Underinflated.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/underinflated. Accessed 22 Jul. 2024.

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