Adjective "undernutrition" definition and examples

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

Pronunciation

/ˌʌndənjʊˈtrɪʃ(ə)n/

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Definitions and examples

noun

Lack of proper nutrition, caused by not having enough food or not eating enough food containing substances necessary for growth and health.
  1. 'The findings showed no link between economic growth and undernutrition rates at a country level.'
  2. 'Researchers continue to discover other consequences related to undernutrition during pregnancy.'
  3. 'More than 3 million deaths in 2010 were attributable to excess body weight - more than three times as many as undernutrition.'
  4. 'Undernutrition contributes to the deaths of more than two million children every year.'
  5. 'The countries with the highest burden of undernutrition, responsible for as many as 2.6m child deaths a year, are the most exposed to food price spikes.'

More definitions

1. nutritional deficiency resulting from lack of food or from the inability of the body to convert or absorb it.

More examples(as adjective)

"malnutritions can be undernutrition."