Definitions for underweightˈʌn dərˈweɪt; ˈʌn dərˌweɪt
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Random House Webster's College Dictionary
un•der•weightˈʌn dərˈweɪt; ˈʌn dərˌweɪt(adj.; n.)
weighing less than is usual or proper.
(n.)deficiency in weight below a standard or requirement.
Origin of underweight:
scraggy, boney, scrawny, skinny, underweight, weedy(adj)
being very thin
"a child with skinny freckled legs"; "a long scrawny neck"
The state or quality of being underweight.
To underestimate the weight of.
To give insufficient weight to (a consideration); to underestimate the importance of.
Of an inappropriately or unusually low weight.
Not too heavy for an intended purpose.
Being less invested in a particular area than market wisdom suggests.
Underweight is a term describing a human whose body weight is considered too low to be healthy. The definition usually refers to people with a body mass index of under 18.5 or a weight 15% to 20% below that normal for their age and height group.
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