malnourished

[mal-nur-isht, -nuhr-]

adjective

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

Origin of malnourished

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

adjective

undernourished
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Word Origin and History for 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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