undernourishment
noun see undernourished

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • undernourishment — [[t]ʌ̱ndə(r)nʌ̱rɪʃmənt, AM nɜ͟ːr [/t]] N UNCOUNT If someone is suffering from undernourishment, they have poor health because they are not eating enough food or are eating the wrong kind of food. Forty per cent of children under five in… …   English dictionary

  • undernourishment — undernourished ► ADJECTIVE ▪ having insufficient food for good health and condition. DERIVATIVES undernourishment noun …   English terms dictionary

  • undernourishment — See undernourish. * * * …   Universalium

  • undernourishment — noun a) Insufficient nourishment b) The condition of being undernourished …   Wiktionary

  • undernourishment — n. condition of getting less than the required food needed for health and growth …   English contemporary dictionary

  • undernourishment — See: undernourished …   English dictionary

  • undernourishment — noun not having enough food to develop or function normally • Syn: ↑malnourishment • Derivationally related forms: ↑malnourish (for: ↑malnourishment), ↑undernourish • Hypernyms: ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • List of countries by percentage of population suffering from undernourishment — This is a list of countries by percentage of population suffering from undernourishment, as defined by the United Nations World Food Programme and the UN Food and Agriculture Organization in its The State of Food Insecurity in the World 2006… …   Wikipedia

  • undernourished — undernourishment, n. /un deuhr nerr isht, nur /, adj. 1. not nourished with sufficient or proper food to maintain or promote health or normal growth. 2. not given essential elements for proper development: emotionally undernourished. [1925 30;… …   Universalium

  • Malnutrition — Underfeeding redirects here. For the concept in metalworking, see Underfeeder. Undernutrition redirects here. For the undernutrition without malnutrition concept, see Calorie restriction. Malnutrition Classification and external resources The… …   Wikipedia

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