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

Definition of malnutrition in English:


[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: nearly 67% of the country’s population suffers from malnutrition children die every day from malnutrition and disease
More example sentences
  • 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, undernutrition, poor diet, inadequate diet, unhealthy diet, lack of food, inanition;
starvation, hunger, famine;
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