undernutrition

[ uhn-der-noo-trish-uh n, -nyoo- ]
/ ˌʌn dər nuˈtrɪʃ ən, -nyu- /
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noun

nutritional deficiency resulting from lack of food or from the inability of the body to convert or absorb it.

Nearby words

  1. undermost,
  2. underneath,
  3. undernourish,
  4. undernourished,
  5. undernourishment,
  6. underpaid,
  7. underpainting,
  8. underpants,
  9. underpart,
  10. underpass

Origin of undernutrition

First recorded in 1895–1900; under- + nutrition

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