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underfed

Syllabification: un·der·fed
Pronunciation: /ˌəndərˈfed
 
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Definition of underfed in English:

adjective

Insufficiently fed or nourished.
Example sentences
  • Some of the dogs are poorly fed or underfed, perhaps because after spending a lot of money to buy them, their owners do not want to spend any more to get them proper food.
  • Whilst not as stark as rumours suggest it is in the countryside, children in the capital do look quite thin and underfed.
  • The food was sparse and the children were underfed.

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