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malnourished

[ mal-nur-isht, -nuhr- ]
/ mælˈnɜr ɪʃt, -ˈnʌr- /
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adjective
poorly or improperly nourished; suffering from malnutrition: thin, malnourished victims of the famine.

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Origin of malnourished

First recorded in 1925–30; mal- + nourish + -ed2
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British Dictionary definitions for malnourished

malnourished
/ (mælˈnʌrɪʃt) /

adjective
undernourished
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Medical definitions for malnourished

malnourished
[ măl-nûrĭsht ]

adj.
Affected by improper nutrition or an insufficient diet.
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