Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. Poor nutrition because of an insufficient or poorly balanced diet or faulty digestion or utilization of foods.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. a lack of adequate nourishment

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. Faulty or imperfect nutrition; inadequate or unbalanced food intake.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Imperfect nutrition; defect of sustenance from imperfect assimilation of food.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a state of poor nutrition; can result from insufficient or excessive or unbalanced diet or from inability to absorb foods

Etymologies

mal- + nutrition (Wiktionary)

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