Definition of undernourished in English:

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undernourished

Pronunciation: /ˌəndərˈnəriSHt/

adjective

Having insufficient food or other substances for good health and condition: undernourished children
More example sentences
  • One in eight patients admitted to the region's hospitals is undernourished and their condition is ignored by doctors and nurses, according to new research.
  • Her mother Anna was undernourished and food was scarce in Czechoslovakia.
  • She was undernourished and she had never seen by a health visitor or a doctor.

Derivatives

undernourishment

Pronunciation: /ˌəndərˈnəriSHmənt/
noun
Example sentences
  • A commonly used indicator of undernourishment is Body Mass Index.
  • While standards of health improved in general, undernourishment and diseases associated with poverty like cholera and typhoid became a permanent presence.
  • In the region, undernourishment and malnourishment were common, and the incidence of deficiency diseases reached staggering proportions.

Words that rhyme with undernourished

malnourished

For editors and proofreaders

Syllabification: un·der·nour·ished

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