Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Want or defect of nutrition: the opposite of nutrition.
- n. physiology The opposition of nutrition; the failure of nutrition, causing the breakdown of tissue.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. (Physiol.) The opposition of nutrition; the failure of nutrition causing the breaking down of tissue.
- de- + nutrition (Wiktionary)
“It also occurs in some cases of extreme denutrition, numerous cases having been reported among those who make the prolonged fasts customary in the Russian church.”
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