underregulate

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

under- +‎ regulate

Verb[edit]

underregulate (third-person singular simple present underregulates, present participle underregulating, simple past and past participle underregulated)

  1. To regulate inadequately.
    • 2008 March 20, Diana B. Henriques, “Commodities: Latest Boom, Plentiful Risk”, in New York Times[1]:
      It’s not a question of overregulating or underregulating.

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