Definition of underutilize in English:

Share this entry

underutilize

Pronunciation: /ˌəndərˈyo͞odlˌīz/

verb

[with object]
Underuse (something).
Example sentences
  • Sincerity and ernestitude are underutilized.
  • Illustrations in Ph.D. theses are underutilized resources.
  • But the technique's potential was underutilized, I felt.

Derivatives

underutilization

Pronunciation: /ˌəndərˌyo͞od(ə)ləˈzāSH(ə)n/
/ˌəndərˌyo͞od(ə)lˌīˈzāSH(ə)n/
noun
Example sentences
  • As you are aware, perhaps the greatest problems with the quality of health care is both the over- and underutilization of resources.
  • There is overcrowding in some institutions and underutilisation of others depending upon the level of infrastructure, drug availability, physical access and the attitude of personnel.
  • Key challenges are to reduce the persistent underutilisation of labour resources, to boost productivity growth and to bolster the area's resilience against shocks.

For editors and proofreaders

Syllabification: un·der·u·ti·lize

Share this entry
 

What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.