underproduction

noun
un·​der·​pro·​duc·​tion | \ˌən-dər-prə-ˈdək-shən \

Definition of underproduction 

: the production of less than enough to satisfy the demand or of less than the usual amount

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Overproduction or underproduction of thyroid hormone afflicts as many as 20 million Americans, including a disproportionate number of women and the elderly. Jane E. Brody, New York Times, "The Subtle Signs of a Thyroid Disorder," 24 July 2017

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First Known Use of underproduction

1887, in the meaning defined above

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