underfeed

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under- +‎ feed

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underfeed (third-person singular simple present underfeeds, present participle underfeeding, simple past and past participle underfed)

  1. to feed inadequately or insufficiently
    Cottage industry must needs be fostered by the government, lest the folk be no longer selfstanding, leading to their being needlessly underfed. - Mahatma Gandhi

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