Adjective "undernourished" definition and examples

(Undernourished may not be an adjective, but it can be used as an adjective, click here to find out.)

Pronunciation

/ʌndəˈnʌrɪʃt/

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Definitions and examples

adjective

Having insufficient food or other substances for good health and condition.
  1. 'She has been a prisoner for years on end, unloved and constantly undernourished in the midst of appalling squalor.'
  2. 'As well as being emotionally undernourished, the children also did not have adequate facilities.'
  3. 'You may have to take nutrients or eat foods containing certain vitamins so that you do not become undernourished or underweight.'
  4. 'The child grew to become a vibrant but undernourished teenager, who was very popular in his neighbourhood.'
  5. 'Although no one ever starved here, many were undernourished.'
  6. 'The report says one quarter of the region's population are undernourished.'
  7. 'I hadn't eaten for three days, and was heavily undernourished.'
  8. 'He said that low birth weight babies delivered by undernourished mothers are also at a risk of becoming obese later on.'
  9. 'They hadn't eaten properly and were undernourished.'
  10. 'One in eight patients admitted to the region's hospitals is undernourished and their condition is ignored by doctors and nurses, according to new research.'

More definitions

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.

More examples(as adjective)

"people can be undernourished."

"percents can be undernourished."

"cows can be undernourished."

"children can be undernourished."

"versions can be undernourished."

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