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English definition of “undersized”


adjective     /ˌʌn.dəˈsaɪzd/ US  /ˈʌn.dɚ-/ (also undersize)
smaller than average , or smaller than the correct size : an undersized, malnourished boy SmallExtremely smallLow, short and shallow
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