un·​der·​uti·​lize | \ˌən-dər-ˈyü-tə-ˌlīz \
underutilized; underutilizing; underutilizes

Definition of underutilize 

transitive verb

: to utilize less than fully or below the potential use

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underutilization \ ˈən-​dər-​ˌyü-​tə-​lə-​ˈzā-​shən \ noun

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According to Flannagan, part of the problem is that drivers—even skilled ones—tend to underutilize their high-beams. Benjamin Preston, Car and Driver, "High-Tech Headlights Could Thwart Certain Types of Crashes—If We Could Get Them in the U.S.," 20 July 2017

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First Known Use of underutilize

1951, in the meaning defined above

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