Definition of malnutrition in English:


Line breaks: mal|nu¦tri¦tion
Pronunciation: /malnjʊˈtrɪʃ(ə)n


[mass noun]
  • Lack of proper nutrition, caused by not having enough to eat, not eating enough of the right things, or being unable to use the food that one does eat: over 40,000 children die every day from malnutrition and disease
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    • Food shortages and malnutrition had their biggest impact on Afghan girl children.
    • There is a higher incidence of malnutrition and ill health in the war torn areas.
    • Many, however, are found to be suffering instead from other illness, or from exhaustion or malnutrition.
    undernourishment, malnourishment, poor diet, inadequate diet, unhealthy diet, lack of food, inanition; starvation, hunger, famine; anorexia

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