underinflated

adjective

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

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web But Everleigh’s intestinal tract stopped functioning, one lung was underinflated while the other was overinflated, and a brain bleed worsened, according to court documents. Globe Staff, BostonGlobe.com, 23 June 2022 Severely underinflated tires can reduce your mileage by about 3%, Bevacqua said. Tribune News Service, oregonlive, 13 Mar. 2022 Severely underinflated tires can reduce your mileage by about 3%, Bevacqua said. Tribune News Service, oregonlive, 13 Mar. 2022 Severely underinflated tires can reduce your mileage by about 3%, Bevacqua said. Tribune News Service, oregonlive, 13 Mar. 2022 Severely underinflated tires can reduce your mileage by about 3%, Bevacqua said. Tribune News Service, oregonlive, 13 Mar. 2022 Make sure it's properly inflated; underinflated tires increase fuel consumption. Forrest Brown, CNN, 24 Mar. 2022 Severely underinflated tires can reduce your mileage by about 3%, Bevacqua said. Tribune News Service, oregonlive, 13 Mar. 2022 Even tires that are just 25% underinflated can decrease fuel economy by 3%. Camille Squires, Quartz, 11 Mar. 2022 See More

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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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Cite this Entry

“Underinflated.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/underinflated. Accessed 9 Dec. 2022.

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