undernourished

[ uhn-der-nur-isht, -nuhr- ]
/ ˌʌn dərˈnɜr ɪʃt, -ˈnʌr- /

adjective

not nourished with sufficient or proper food to maintain or promote health or normal growth.
not given essential elements for proper development: emotionally undernourished.

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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