Definitions

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

  • transitive v. To provide with insufficient quantity or quality of nourishment to sustain proper health and growth.

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  • v. To provide with insufficient nourishment.

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

  • v. provide with insufficient quality or quantity of nourishment

Etymologies

under- +‎ nourish (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • The human community and individual people are more likely to hurt or undernourish children they think of as “bodies” to be used.

    The Wonder of Children

  • Without protest, and without notice until too late, teachers often neglect their own health at home and at school, -- recklessly overwork, undersleep, and undernourish; ruin their eyes, their digestion, and their nerves.

    Civics and Health

  • So two months before the age of two the mother begins to undernourish the child so that it stays on the list of those that receive food complements. '

    Inteligentaindigena Novajoservo

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