undernourished


un·der·nour·ished

adjective \ˌən-dər-ˈnər-isht, -ˈnə-risht\

: not getting enough food or not getting enough healthy food for good health and growth

Full Definition of UNDERNOURISHED

1
:  supplied with less than the minimum amount of the foods essential for sound health and growth
2
:  poorly supplied with vital elements or qualities <undernourished independent libraries>
un·der·nour·ish·ment \-ˈnər-ish-mənt, -ˈnə-rish-\ noun

First Known Use of UNDERNOURISHED

1910

un·der·nour·ished

adjective \ˌən-dər-ˈnər-isht, -ˈnə-risht\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of UNDERNOURISHED

: supplied with less than the minimum amount of the foods essential for sound health and growth
un·der·nour·ish·ment \-ˈnər-ish-mənt, -ˈnə-rish-\ noun

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