[ 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

Other words from undernourished

  • un·der·nour·ish·ment, noun

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