un·​der·​used | \ ˌən-dər-ˈyüzd How to pronounce underused (audio) \

Definition of underused

: not fully used : having more potential than is currently being realized or utilized underused land an underused actress

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Kunkel Park is an underused park without amenities, City Manager Lydia Romero said. Karen Pearlman, San Diego Union-Tribune, "Lemon Grove expects to break even this year, but future is uncertain," 11 June 2019 There are even underused basements converted into self-contained accessory dwellings (ADU). Janet Eastman, OregonLive.com, "Get design ideas, budget tips: Tour of Remodeled Homes (before and after photos)," 27 Feb. 2018 Weinstein challenged the city to follow the foundation's lead in finding underused existing buildings and adopting the single-room occupancy model to speed up and reduce the cost of housing the homeless. Doug Smith, latimes.com, "Historic King Edward Hotel to get a makeover as single-room occupancy for homeless people," 1 May 2018 The Underwriters Exchange Building is underused, with an occupancy rate of around 20 percent, Dincin said. Tom Daykin, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Downtown Milwaukee historic nine-story office building sold to Chicago housing developers," 30 Apr. 2018 Gizmos Phil Walker-Harding, CMON Limited, 2-4 players, 40-50 minutes, age 14+ Two years ago, publisher CMON released Potion Explosion, a game that featured a criminally underused component in board games: marbles. Aaron Zimmerman, Ars Technica, "The hottest new board games from Gen Con 2018," 11 Aug. 2018 Marziale, however, is a charismatic though criminally underused discovery, and the film provides a performance showcase for the winsome Weinstein. Katie Walsh, latimes.com, "Teen comedy 'Alex Strangelove' strikes the wrong chords," 7 June 2018 People who are thinking about installing an accessory dwelling unit (ADU) in an underused spot on their property will learn how to make the most of small spaces. Janet Eastman, OregonLive.com, "Go inside 7 new or remodeled modern dwellings: AIA Portland Homes Tour (photos)," 4 Apr. 2018 But aside from the occasional sweet tribute to Mrs. Helfrich, is there a more underused piece of cookware in your pantry? Paul Stephen, San Antonio Express-News, "6 ways to use a Bundt pan you probably haven’t tried," 20 June 2018

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1960, in the meaning defined above

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English Language Learners Definition of underused

: not used enough : not fully used

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