overnutrition

noun
over·​nu·​tri·​tion | \ ˌō-vər-nu̇-ˈtri-shən How to pronounce overnutrition (audio) , -nyu̇- \

Definition of overnutrition

: excessive food intake especially when viewed as causing adverse health effects Overnutrition refers to the type of malnutrition when consumption of energy or nutrients exceeds requirements.— J. Josh Snodgrass

First Known Use of overnutrition

1855, in the meaning defined above

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“Overnutrition.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/overnutrition. Accessed 27 Jan. 2021.

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overnutrition

noun
over·​nu·​tri·​tion | \ ˌō-vər-n(y)ü-ˈtrish-ən How to pronounce overnutrition (audio) \

Medical Definition of overnutrition

: excessive food intake especially when viewed as a factor in pathology

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