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undernourished

[uhn-der-nur-isht, -nuhr-] /ˌʌn dərˈnɜr ɪʃt, -ˈnʌr-/
adjective
1.
not nourished with sufficient or proper food to maintain or promote health or normal growth.
2.
not given essential elements for proper development:
emotionally undernourished.
Origin of undernourished
1925-1930
1925-30; under- + nourish + -ed2
Related forms
undernourishment, noun
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Word Origin and History for undernourished
adj.

also under-nourished, 1910, from under + past participle of nourish.

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