malnourished

adjective
mal·​nour·​ished | \ ˌmal-ˈnər-isht How to pronounce malnourished (audio) , -ˈnə-risht\

Definition of malnourished

: supplied with less than the minimum or an unbalanced amount of the nutrients or foods essential for sound health and growth : marked by malnutrition When it comes to certain nutrients, in fact, an estimated 80 to 90 percent of obese individuals are malnourished.— Maria Konnikova especially : undernourished sense 1 How do you help malnourished children and assure that they won't go hungry again after you leave? — Melissa Hendricks Patients may become malnourished from being unable to take food by mouth … — Laura Landro

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At the Sabeen hospital in Sanaa, Dr. Huda Rajumi treats the country’s most severely malnourished children. Declan Walsh, The Seattle Times, "The tragedy of Saudi Arabia’s war in Yemen," 26 Oct. 2018 An Argentine police officer received a promotion Friday after a photo showing her breastfeeding a malnourished baby at a hospital went viral. Ryan Gaydos, Fox News, "Argentina police officer breastfeeds malnourished baby in viral photo, receives promotion," 22 Aug. 2018 At 7-months-old, a malnourished Belgian baby died in 2014 weighing only 9 pounds. Caroline Picard, Good Housekeeping, "Malnourished Baby Dies After His Parents Only Gave Him Vegan Milk," 22 May 2017 Instead, the charity used historical mortality rates and U.N. data on Yemeni malnutrition to estimate that more than 25,000, or 20 to 30 percent of all acutely malnourished children, have died every year since April 2015. Rick Noack, The Seattle Times, "85,000 children have starved to death during the Saudi-led intervention in Yemen, charity reports," 21 Nov. 2018 Department of Children and Family Services director Bobby Cagle said the boy appeared malnourished and severely beaten, the Times reports. Ashley May, USA TODAY, "Man charged in murder of 10-year-old California boy who said he was gay," 28 June 2018 Photos showed two pale, malnourished girls shackled to bunk beds. Crimesider Staff, CBS News, "Turpin sister's photos of shackled siblings draw gasps in court," 21 June 2018 One third of North Korea’s children are malnourished while the regime focuses resources on nuclear warheads, missiles and luxuries to keep the elites content. Greg Scarlatoiu, WSJ, "How Seoul Tacitly Endorses Pyongyang’s Brutality," 1 Oct. 2018 The patient, who was confined to a wheelchair due to the size of the tumor, was also extremely malnourished because of where the tumor was sitting. Alexandria Hein, Fox News, "Woman's 132-pound ovarian tumor removed in 5-hour surgery," 2 Aug. 2018

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First Known Use of malnourished

1911, in the meaning defined above

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malnourished

adjective

English Language Learners Definition of malnourished

: not eating enough food or not eating enough healthy food : poorly nourished

malnourished

adjective
mal·​nour·​ished | \ (ˈ)mal-ˈnər-isht, -ˈnə-risht How to pronounce malnourished (audio) \

Medical Definition of malnourished

: supplied with less than the minimum or an unbalanced amount of the nutrients or foods essential for sound health and growth : marked by malnutrition When it comes to certain nutrients, in fact, an estimated 80 to 90 percent of obese individuals are malnourished.— Maria Konnikova especially : undernourished How do you help malnourished children and assure that they won't go hungry again after you leave? — Melissa Hendricks Patients may become malnourished from being unable to take food by mouth … — Laura Landro

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