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undernourished

[uhn-der-nur-isht, -nuhr-]
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  1. not nourished with sufficient or proper food to maintain or promote health or normal growth.
  2. not given essential elements for proper development: emotionally undernourished.
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Origin of undernourished

First recorded in 1925–30; under- + nourish + -ed2
Related formsun·der·nour·ish·ment, noun
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adj.

also under-nourished, 1910, from under + past participle of nourish.

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