Definitions for undernourishedˌʌn dərˈnɜr ɪʃt, -ˈnʌr-

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

un•der•nour•ishedˌʌn dərˈnɜr ɪʃt, -ˈnʌr-(adj.)

  1. not nourished with sufficient or proper food to maintain health or normal growth.

    Category: Common Vocabulary, Nutrition

  2. lacking the essential elements for proper development:

    emotionally undernourished.

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. ill-fed, underfed, undernourished(adj)

    not getting adequate food

    "gaunt underfed children"; "badly undernourished"


  1. undernourished(Adjective)

    Provided with insufficient nourishment to sustain proper health and growth.

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suffering from lack of food or nourishment.

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