Meaning of “malnourished” in the English Dictionary

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"malnourished" in British English

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malnourishedadjective

uk /ˌmælˈnʌr.ɪʃt/ us /ˌmælˈnɝː.ɪʃt/

weak and in bad health because of having too little food or too little of the types of food necessary for good health

(Definition of “malnourished” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"malnourished" in American English

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malnourishedadjective

us /mælˈnɜr·ɪʃt, -ˈnʌr·ɪʃt/

weak and in bad health because of a lack of food or a lack of food that is good for you:

By the time we saw the child, she was extremely malnourished.

(Definition of “malnourished” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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