Definitions

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  • v. To develop insufficiently.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • v. process (a film or photographic plate) less than the required time or in an ineffective solution or at an insufficiently high temperature

Etymologies

From under- + developed. (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • This crisis would not only significantly undermine progress towards sustainable development, but would even "underdevelop" some of the worst affected countries.

    ANC Daily News Briefing

  • If not move to an underdevelop country for six months. — percy

    Freakonomics in the Times Magazine: The Stomach-Surgery Conundrum - Freakonomics Blog - NYTimes.com

  • I mean, the fact is that we deliberately underdevelop some of these countries and some of the relationships in terms of economics have been ...

    CNN Transcript Dec 1, 2002

  • A number of the problems highlighted, such as the underdevelop - ment of mental health services and inequities in the distribution of nursing staff, cannot be overcome overnight.

    ANC Daily News Briefing

  • If its really necessary and I see the astrocities done to my people that I see happening in other underdevelop nations who don't have much Knowledge about when their resources as oil and gas are being exploited and they don't get proper bennifits, then yes …. by all means I can step in. anthony says:

    Stabroek News

  • I'm also afraid they ARE going to underdevelop Jacob's and Bella's relationship due to Summit's eagerness to keep Edward up front in the movie.

    Entertainment Weekly's Hollywood Insider

  • However, just as the subservience of a people might fuel the self-aggrandizing motive of their overlords, it also serves to underdevelop these selfsame overlords in, for instance, their empathetic instinct and all the tangible and intangible benefits that might be inspired by it.

    Asian

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