malnourished [mal-nur-isht, -nuhr-] ExamplesWord Origin See more synonyms for malnourished on adjective

  1. poorly or improperly nourished; suffering from malnutrition: thin, malnourished victims of the famine.

Origin of malnourished First recorded in 1925–30; mal- + nourish + -ed2 Related Words for malnourished bony, lanky, gaunt, slender, scrawny, angular, undernourished, malnourished, emaciated, dying, hungry, anorexic, spare, lean, peaked, weakened, faint, famished, skinny, empty Examples from the Web for malnourished Contemporary Examples of malnourished

  • Morris searched for whatever strength was left in his malnourished body.

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  • These institutions are not habitable; children are malnourished and in some cases starving and emaciated.

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  • The doctor at the American Medical Center told us that Alex was malnourished.

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  • A woman who is malnourished or a competitive athlete who has stopped ovulating can have trouble getting pregnant.

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  • Likewise, a malnourished pregnant women can be at increased risk of delivering early.

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  • British Dictionary definitions for malnourished malnourished adjective

    1. undernourished

    Word Origin and History for malnourished adj.

    1906, from mal- “bad, badly” + nourished (see nourish).

    malnourished in Medicine malnourished [măl-nûr′ĭsht] adj.

    1. Affected by improper nutrition or an insufficient diet.

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