malnutrition

noun mal·nu·tri·tion \ ˌmal-nu̇-ˈtri-shən , -nyu̇- \

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

  1. a program to help poor children suffering from malnutrition

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First Known Use of malnutrition

1862


MALNUTRITION Defined for English Language Learners

malnutrition

noun

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

malnutrition

noun mal·nu·tri·tion \ ˌmal-nu̇-ˈtri-shən , -nyu̇- \

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

Medical Dictionary

malnutrition

noun mal·nu·tri·tion \ ˌmal-n(y)u̇-ˈtrish-ən \

medical Definition of malnutrition

:faulty nutrition due to inadequate or unbalanced intake of nutrients or their impaired assimilation or utilization

malnutritional

play \-ᵊl\ adjective


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