underserved

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

under- +‎ served

Adjective[edit]

underserved (comparative more underserved, superlative most underserved)

  1. Underresourced, not having sufficient service.
  2. (medicine) In regard to health services, refers to populations which are disadvantaged because of ability to pay, ability to access care, ability to access comprehensive healthcare, or other disparities for reasons of race, religion, language group or social status.

Verb[edit]

underserved

  1. simple past tense and past participle of underserve