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undernutrition

[uhn-der-noo-trish-uh n, -nyoo-]
noun
  1. nutritional deficiency resulting from lack of food or from the inability of the body to convert or absorb it.
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Origin of undernutrition

First recorded in 1895–1900; under- + nutrition
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  • With such knowledge, we may alter our diet very greatly without danger of undernutrition.