un·​der·​sup·​ply | \ ˌən-dər-sə-ˈplī How to pronounce undersupply (audio) \

Definition of undersupply

: an inadequate supply

Examples of undersupply in a Sentence

an undersupply of nutritious foods at the party
Recent Examples on the Web All three metros have an undersupply of about 5%, the analysis found. Aimee Picchi, CBS News, 22 July 2022 As the tech economy in the state has exploded, regressive housing policies have led to an undersupply of housing, resulting in the highest rate of poverty in the country. Zack Rosen, Fortune, 1 July 2022 The coronavirus omicron variant has quickly become the dominant variant in many parts of the world, accounting for 73.2% of cases in the U.S. and leading to an undersupply of a Covid treatment most successful against omicron. Zachary Snowdon Smith, Forbes, 27 Dec. 2021 In late March, regional Russian officials were sounding alarm bells about a drastic undersupply of protective equipment and pervasive confusion about how they were supposed to tackle the virus. Anton Troianovski, New York Times, 14 May 2020 Soaring rents and an undersupply of affordable housing are the key factors behind the evictions, according to Shachter. John Laidler, BostonGlobe.com, 20 Feb. 2020 In Berlin, a nurse in an intensive care unit who prefers to be called Nico because he’s not authorized to speak to the news media loves working with patients, and the undersupply of nurses means ironclad job stability. Lenora Chu, The Christian Science Monitor, 6 Apr. 2020 Water shortages are a two-part equation: undersupply and overuse. Philip Kiefer, Outside Online, 11 Nov. 2019 By 2030, the Association of American Medical Colleges predicts a total undersupply of as many as 121,300 doctors, equivalent to 15% of the MD's active in the U.S. The AAMC forecasts that 55% of the shortfall will be for specialists. Shawn Tully, Fortune, 15 July 2019 See More

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First Known Use of undersupply

1840, in the meaning defined above

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26 Jul 2022

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“Undersupply.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/undersupply. Accessed 14 Aug. 2022.

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