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If someone is malnourished, they are physically weak because they do not eat enough food or do not eat the right kind of food.

About thirty per-cent of the country's children were malnourished.

undernourished, underfed

English dictionary. 2008.

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  • malnourished — adj. Not getting adequate food; suffering from malnutrition; underfed. [Narrower terms: {starved, starving}; {unfed}; {foodless}] [WordNet 1.5] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • malnourished — 1906, from MAL (Cf. mal ) bad, badly + nourished (see NOURISH (Cf. nourish)) …   Etymology dictionary

  • malnourished — ► ADJECTIVE ▪ suffering from malnutrition. DERIVATIVES malnourishment noun …   English terms dictionary

  • malnourished — [mal nʉr′isht] adj. improperly nourished …   English World dictionary

  • malnourished — mal|nour|ished [ˌmælˈnʌrıʃt US ˈnə: , ˈnʌ ] adj someone who is malnourished is ill or weak because they have not had enough good food to eat ▪ malnourished children …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • malnourished — /mal nerr isht, nur /, adj. poorly or improperly nourished; suffering from malnutrition: thin, malnourished victims of the famine. [1925 30; MAL + NOURISH + ED2] * * * …   Universalium

  • malnourished — mal|nour|ished [ mæl nɜrıʃt ] adjective weak or sick because you do not eat enough or you do not eat enough of the right foods: malnourished children …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • malnourished — UK [ˌmælˈnʌrɪʃt] / US [mælˈnɜrɪʃt] adjective weak or ill because you do not eat enough or do not eat enough of the right foods malnourished children …   English dictionary

  • malnourished — adjective Date: 1927 undernourished …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • malnourished — adjective suffering from malnutrition Syn: underfed, undernourished Ant: well fed See Also: malnutrition …   Wiktionary

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