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malnutrition

noun mal·nu·tri·tion \ˌmal-n-ˈtri-shən, -ny-\

: the unhealthy condition that results from not eating enough food or not eating enough healthy food : poor nutrition

Full Definition of MALNUTRITION

:  faulty nutrition due to inadequate or unbalanced intake of nutrients or their impaired assimilation or utilization
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Examples of MALNUTRITION

  1. a program to help poor children suffering from malnutrition

First Known Use of MALNUTRITION

1862

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MALNUTRITION Defined for Kids

malnutrition

noun mal·nu·tri·tion \ˌmal-n-ˈtri-shən, -ny-\

Definition of MALNUTRITION for Kids

:  a condition of weakness and poor health that results from not eating enough food or from eating food without the proper nutrients
Medical Dictionary

malnutrition

noun mal·nu·tri·tion \ˌmal-n(y)-ˈtrish-ən\

Medical Definition of MALNUTRITION

:  faulty nutrition due to inadequate or unbalanced intake of nutrients or their impaired assimilation or utilization
mal·nu·tri·tion·al \-əl\ adjective

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