underutilized

adjective
un·​der·​uti·​lized | \ ˌən-dər-ˈyü-tə-ˌlīzd How to pronounce underutilized (audio) \

Definition of underutilized

: not fully utilized : underused an underutilized resource … Japan is harnessing two of its assets—one long underutilized and the other a long-standing source of strength—to support continued economic expansion.— Paul A. Laudicina

First Known Use of underutilized

1899, in the meaning defined above

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“Underutilized.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/underutilized. Accessed 15 Jul. 2020.

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