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[in-noo-trish-uh n, -nyoo-]
  1. lack of nutrition.
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Origin of innutrition

First recorded in 1790–1800; in-3 + nutrition
Related formsin·nu·tri·tious, adjective
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Examples from the Web for innutrition

Historical Examples

  • Athrepsia (Parrot, Meigs and Pepper), or innutrition, is the presumable predisposing cause.

    A System of Practical Medicine By American Authors, Vol. II


  • Innutrition, in-nū-trish′un, n. want of nutrition: failure of nourishment.

  • Innutrition and the hard labor of expectant mothers are the two great factors in physical degeneration and infantile mortality.

    Woman, Church & State

    Matilda Joslyn Gage

  • Distortion of the spine is another disease originating from the innutrition or softness of the bones.

    Zoonomia, Vol. II

    Erasmus Darwin

British Dictionary definitions for innutrition


  1. lack or absence of nutritionCompare malnutrition
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Derived Formsinnutritious, adjective
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