underweight


1un·der·weight

noun \ˌən-dər-ˈwāt\

Definition of UNDERWEIGHT

:  weight below normal, average, or requisite weight

First Known Use of UNDERWEIGHT

1596

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2underweight

adjective

: weighing less than the normal or expected amount : too light

Full Definition of UNDERWEIGHT

:  weighing less than the normal or requisite amount

Examples of UNDERWEIGHT

  1. <the long illness left him frail and underweight>

First Known Use of UNDERWEIGHT

1675

un·der·weight

adjective \-ˈwāt\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of UNDERWEIGHT

: weighing less than the normal amount for one's age, height, and build <underweight children> <underweight adults typically have a body mass index of less than 18.5>

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