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- n. The opposition of nutrition; the failure of nutrition, causing the breakdown of tissue.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. The opposition of nutrition; the failure of nutrition causing the breaking down of tissue.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Want or defect of nutrition: the opposite of nutrition.
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.