- poorly or improperly nourished; suffering from malnutrition: thin, malnourished victims of the famine.
Origin of malnourished
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Examples from the Web for malnourished
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These institutions are not habitable; children are malnourished and in some cases starving and emaciated.Russia’s Adoption Ban Is Cruel and Vindictive to All
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A woman who is malnourished or a competitive athlete who has stopped ovulating can have trouble getting pregnant.
Likewise, a malnourished pregnant women can be at increased risk of delivering early.
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Word Origin and History for malnourished
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
- Affected by improper nutrition or an insufficient diet.
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