Definition of underutilize in English:


transitive verb

(also British underutilise)
[with object]
  • Underuse (something).

    ‘Sincerity and ernestitude are underutilized.’
    • ‘Illustrations in Ph.D. theses are underutilized resources.’
    • ‘But the technique's potential was underutilized, I felt.’
    • ‘Yet, much of this resource is underutilized or improperly managed.’
    • ‘They expressed disappointment that the Web site was underutilized and foresees that something will be changed.’
    • ‘It is underutilised - all services run with empty seats that could be used instead of driving a car.’
    • ‘In the process, it undermines its own thesis of female empowerment, and is guilty of underutilizing a vast pool of talent.’
    • ‘First, settlers might encounter a relatively densely settled indigenous population that underutilizes the land area they occupy from the settlers' perspective.’
    • ‘Indeed, shrinking computer equipment makes it easier to imagine extra closets or other underutilized areas in your home as sites for compact workstations.’
    • ‘In the past, productivity almost always fell during recessions because both labor and capital were underutilized as output sagged or grew more slowly.’
    • ‘All of the melodic and rhythmic activity is in the first and second parts; the third and fourth clarinets are underutilized and have little to do.’
    • ‘Unfortunately, these drugs are frequently prescribed incorrectly, and newer therapies are underutilized.’
    • ‘This commonly available equipment is perhaps underutilized.’
    • ‘Despite their clear benefit, these drugs are underutilized and either not given when appropriate or used at substandard doses.’
    • ‘However, in some instances students are not aware of these services and as a result, many of these programs are underutilized.’
    • ‘Since this cost was not anticipated, the equipment is vastly underutilized and the students are underserved.’
    • ‘There was serious over-investment in the mechanical engineering industries, which meant that new plant was underutilized.’
    • ‘Yet, their talents and access to avenues for change are underutilized.’
    • ‘Each of the dedicated servers are often underutilized, but cannot be used for additional operations.’
    • ‘Once again, they have found some of America's great underutilized actors and given them good roles.’



/ˌəndərˈyo͞odlˌīz/ /ˌəndərˈjudlˌaɪz/