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Definition of "malnourished" []

  • Affected by improper nutrition or an insufficient diet. (adjective)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "malnourished" in a sentence
  • "Since the child weighed only 3 1/2 pounds when he died, the notion that the parents couldn't realize he was seriously malnourished is ludicrous."
  • "A 2004 government order requires a local government to immediately release 1,000 rupees to families of children identified as malnourished."
  • "Many of the animals are described as malnourished, with a majority said to score 1 or 2 on the 10-point Henneke body condition scoring system."