undernourished
adjective Date: 1910 1. supplied with less than the minimum amount of the foods essential for sound health and growth 2. poorly supplied with vital elements or qualities <
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undernourishment noun

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  • undernourished — (adj.) also under nourished, 1910, from UNDER (Cf. under) + pp. of NOURISH (Cf. nourish) …   Etymology dictionary

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

  • undernourished — [[t]ʌ̱ndə(r)nʌ̱rɪʃt, AM nɜ͟ːr [/t]] ADJ GRADED: usu v link ADJ If someone is undernourished, they are weak and unhealthy because they have not been eating enough food or the right kind of food. People who are undernourished also lack reserves of… …   English dictionary

  • 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

  • undernourished — un|der|nour|ished [ ,ʌndər nʌrıʃt ] adjective someone who is undernourished is not healthy because they do not get enough food to eat ╾ un|der|nour|ish|ment [ ,ʌndər nʌrıʃmənt ] noun uncount …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • undernourished — UK [ˌʌndə(r)ˈnʌrɪʃt] / US [ˌʌndərˈnʌrɪʃt] adjective someone who is undernourished is not healthy because they do not get enough food Derived word: undernourishment UK [ˌʌndəˈnʌrɪʃmənt] / US [ˌʌndərˈnʌrɪʃmənt] noun uncountable …   English dictionary

  • undernourished — un•der•nour•ished [[t]ˌʌn dərˈnɜr ɪʃt, ˈnʌr [/t]] adj. 1) cvb nut not nourished with sufficient or proper food to maintain health or normal growth 2) lacking the essential elements for proper development: emotionally undernourished[/ex] •… …   From formal English to slang

  • undernourished — adjective Provided with insufficient nourishment to sustain proper health and growth …   Wiktionary

  • undernourished — un·der·nour·ished .ən dər nər isht, nə risht adj supplied with less than the minimum amount of the foods essential for sound health and growth un·der·nour·ish·ment nər ish mənt, nə rish n …   Medical dictionary

  • undernourished — Synonyms and related words: attenuated, bare handed, beggarly, cadaverous, corpselike, emacerated, emaciate, emaciated, empty handed, famished, haggard, half starved, hollow eyed, ill off, ill equipped, ill furnished, ill provided, impoverished,… …   Moby Thesaurus

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