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malnutritionnoun [U]

uk   /ˌmæl.njuːˈtrɪʃ.ən/ us   /ˌmæl.nuːˈtrɪʃ.ən/
physical weakness and bad health caused by having too little food, or too little of the types of food necessary for good health: Many of the refugees are suffering from severe malnutrition.
(Definition of malnutrition from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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malnutritionnoun [U]

us   /ˌmæl·nuˈtrɪʃ·ən/
physical weakness and bad health caused by a lack of food or by a lack of food that is good for you
(Definition of malnutrition from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “malnutrition”
in Vietnamese sự suy dinh dưỡng…
in Spanish desnutrición…
in Malaysian pemakanan tak seimbang…
in Thai ภาวะขาดสารอาหาร…
in French sous-alimentation…
in German die Unterernährung…
in Chinese (Traditional) 營養不良…
in Russian недоедание…
in Turkish kötü beslenme…
in Chinese (Simplified) 营养不良…
in Indonesian kurang gizi…
in Polish niedożywienie…
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