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undernourishment

Definitions

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  • n. Insufficient nourishment
  • n. The condition of being undernourished

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

  • n. not having enough food to develop or function normally

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Examples

  • The Rome conference on Tuesday is sponsored by the U. N.'s Food and Agriculture Organization, which said higher food prices may trigger widespread "undernourishment" during the next decade.

    World Bank Fund Targets

  • There is no single solution to the global problems of undernourishment, unbalanced nutritional styles and environmental degradation, but there is one way to approach the issue as a whole: we must realign the way we eat to minimize our impact on the planet.

    Guido Barilla: Healthy Food for a Healthy Planet

  • The French had been let out of the camps and, after internment, deprivation, fear and undernourishment, were not normal, any more than the Dutch.

    A Covert Affair

  • Severe undernourishment (as defined by the World Health Organization) among children fell from 6% in 1988 to 2% in 1999. [ii] The proportion of children under 5 years of age identified as underweight has been reduced from 14% in 1988 to 5% in 2006. [iii]

    ´╗┐Mexico faces an uphill fight against malnutrition

  • It notes that, in recent years, experts have concluded that undernourishment between conception and a child's second birthday can have serious and long-lasting impacts.

    Early Nutrition Key to Reducing Poverty

  • The Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) and the World Food Program (WFP) said in their new report that wars, natural disasters and poor government institutions have contributed to a continuous state of undernourishment in 22 nations.

    Food Agencies Warn of 'Protracted Food Crises'

  • Ruel says in the 1980s Thailand was able to reduce child undernourishment by recruiting a large number of volunteers to travel the countryside teaching about health and nutrition.

    Early Nutrition Key to Reducing Poverty

  • "We know that murder was actively carried out at other psychiatric institutions, by overdosing patients, neglect or undernourishment," Oliver Seifert, a historian who recently found documents relating to the graveyard is quoted by the Guardian as saying, noting that the remains are expected to be fully exhumed by March.

    Nazi-Era Graves Believed To Be Found Near Austrian Psych Ward

  • For a woman in business, the GO, GO, GO attitude of competition and comparison runs the risk of burn out and undernourishment.

    Tabby Biddle: Are You a Woman Doing Business Like a Man?

  • Just over half of countries have made progress in reducing undernourishment.

    Child Mortality Rates Up In Africa Despite UN Push

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