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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“Underread.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/underread. Accessed 28 Feb. 2021.

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