malnourished

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adjective mal·nour·ished \ˌmal-ˈnər-isht, -ˈnə-risht\

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Malnourished people can be found in all types of societies. Famine and poverty are only two of the common causes of malnutrition. In wealthier societies, malnutrition is often the result of poor eating habits. Any diet that fails to provide the nutrients needed for health and growth can lead to malnutrition, and some malnourished people are actually fat.

1911

First Known Use of malnourished

1911


MALNOURISHED Defined for English Language Learners

malnourished

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adjective mal·nour·ished \ˌmal-ˈnər-isht, -ˈnə-risht\

Definition of malnourished for English Language Learners

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


Medical Dictionary

malnourished

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adjective mal·nour·ished \(ˈ)mal-ˈnər-isht, -ˈnə-risht\

Medical Definition of malnourished



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