/mal nerr"isht, -nur"-/, adj.
poorly or improperly nourished; suffering from malnutrition: thin, malnourished victims of the famine.
[1925-30; MAL- + NOURISH + -ED2]

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  • malnourished — UK [ˌmælˈnʌrɪʃt] / US [mælˈnɜrɪʃt] adjective weak or ill because you do not eat enough or do not eat enough of the right foods malnourished children …   English dictionary

  • malnourished — adjective Date: 1927 undernourished …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • malnourished — adjective suffering from malnutrition Syn: underfed, undernourished Ant: well fed See Also: malnutrition …   Wiktionary

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