Meaning of “malnutrition” in the English Dictionary

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"malnutrition" in British English

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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)

"malnutrition" in American English

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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)