underserved

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See also: under-served

English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

under- +‎ served

Adjective[edit]

underserved (comparative more underserved, superlative most underserved)

  1. Underresourced; not having sufficient service.
    Many families who live paycheck-to-paycheck are currently underserved by the financial services industry.
    1. (medicine) Disadvantaged with regard to health services because of inability to pay, inability to access care, 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

Usage notes[edit]

Not to be confused with undeserved.