un|der|fund|ed [ˌʌndəˈfʌndıd US -dər-] adj
a project, organization etc that is underfunded has not been given enough money to be effective
seriously/chronically/badly etc underfunded
Our education system is seriously underfunded.
>underfunding n [U]
underfunding in the National Health Service

Dictionary of contemporary English. 2013.

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