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underdeveloped

adjective     /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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