Definitions for undernourishment

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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. undernourishment, malnourishment(noun)

    not having enough food to develop or function normally


  1. undernourishment(Noun)

    Insufficient nourishment

  2. undernourishment(Noun)

    The condition of being undernourished


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