underread

transitive verb

Definition of underread

1 : to take a reading below the correct reading of (a test) : to read (as a temperature, measurement, or weight) as lower than that actually registered
2 : to read with less than full or due understanding, appreciation, or alertness
  • underread the poets whose reputations they wish to demolish
  • —F. A. Pottle

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Origin and Etymology of underread

1under + read


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