malnourished

[mal-nur-isht, -nuhr-]

adjective

poorly or improperly nourished; suffering from malnutrition: thin, malnourished victims of the famine.

Nearby words

  1. malm,
  2. malmesbury,
  3. malmsey,
  4. malmédy,
  5. malmö,
  6. malnourishment,
  7. malnutrition,
  8. malocclusion,
  9. malodor,
  10. malodorous

Origin of malnourished

First recorded in 1925–30; mal- + nourish + -ed2

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British Dictionary definitions for malnourished

malnourished

adjective

undernourished
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Word Origin and History for malnourished

malnourished

adj.

1906, from mal- "bad, badly" + nourished (see nourish).

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Medicine definitions for malnourished

malnourished

[măl-nûrĭsht]

adj.

Affected by improper nutrition or an insufficient diet.

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