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undercapitalize

Line breaks: under|cap¦it¦al|ize
Pronunciation: /ʌndəˈkapɪt(ə)lʌɪz
 
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(also undercapitalise)

Definition of undercapitalize in English:

verb

[with object]
Provide (a company) with insufficient capital to achieve desired results: there is evidence that such businesses are often undercapitalized
More example sentences
  • The article paints a picture of an understaffed, underequipped, and undercapitalized agency trying desperately to impose order on a nation the size of California.
  • As a very small and undercapitalised new publisher, they operate with minimal resources and with a limited capacity for marketing and promotion.
  • And yet, rail is relatively undercapitalized.

Derivatives

undercapitalization

1
noun
Example sentences
  • Indeed, while undercapitalization historically has been cited as the leading reason for business failure, turnaround experts now lay the blame more on poor financial habits than on a simple lack of cash.
  • The number one reason small businesses fail is undercapitalization or inadequate cash flow.
  • University presses have been slower to adopt technology and systems analysis due to undercapitalization and a more conservative culture.

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