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underdeveloped

adjective uk   /ˌʌn.də.dɪˈvel.əpt/ us    /-dɚ-/
C2 (especially of a country) without modern industry or modern services that provide transport, hospitals, etc.: an underdeveloped country It's in the poorer, underdeveloped eastern region of the country that the biggest problems exist.Economics and the state of the economy
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