Definition of malnutrition
: faulty nutrition due to inadequate or unbalanced intake of nutrients or their impaired assimilation or utilization
Examples of malnutrition in a Sentence
a program to help poor children suffering from malnutrition
Recent Examples of malnutrition from the Web
The boy, Lamont Findley, died Jan. 22 of malnutrition and dehydration due to child neglect, the Marion County coroner's office confirmed to IndyStar.
According to the Rubicon Heritage, an archaeological and heritage consultancy firm involved in the excavation, all of the skeletons displayed signs of childhood malnutrition and heavy manual labor, suggesting that the individuals were poor.
However, the Daily Post reports she was examined in Atlanta by doctors and found to be suffering from malnutrition.
While the era of mass starvation is over, malnutrition remains a major problem, particularly among young children and pregnant women.
More than seven million people around Lake Chad are now suffering from severe hunger, including 500,000 children wracked by acute malnutrition.
DENDERMONDE, Belgium (AP) — A Belgian court on Wednesday convicted two parents in the death of their infant, who succumbed to malnutrition and dehydration because his parents were firm believers in unconventional nutrition.
The boy also showed signs of malnutrition and had lice, Trummel said.
Not to mention that the country’s infant mortality rate has shot up 30 percent during this time because of malnutrition and a lack of basic medical supplies.
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First Known Use of malnutrition
MALNUTRITION Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of malnutrition for English Language Learners
: the unhealthy condition that results from not eating enough food or not eating enough healthy food : poor nutrition
MALNUTRITION Defined for Kids
Definition of malnutrition for Students
: a condition of weakness and poor health that results from not eating enough food or from eating food without the proper nutrients
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