Definitions

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective not getting adequate food.

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

  • adjective not getting adequate food

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Examples

  • He saw her yearning, hungry eyes, and her ill-fed female form which had been rushed from childhood into a frightened and ferocious maturity; then he put his arms about her in large tolerance and stooped and kissed her on the lips.

    Chapter 4

  • Here were no ill-fed, whiskey-poisoned men, such as the rest of the sailors, who, having drunk up their last pay-days, had starved ashore until they had received and drunk up their advance money for the present voyage.

    CHAPTER V

  • But the insane exploit had a cost: The surviving forces were bedraggled and ill-fed.

    Boardroom Conquerors

  • He breathes in through his nose and just about catches the scent of her, the rivers of nicotine-infused, ill-fed rhesus-negative running through her.

    The Redleys

  • He breathes in through his nose and just about catches the scent of her, the rivers of nicotine-infused, ill-fed rhesus-negative running through her.

    The Redleys

  • Surely these are just healthy, commonsense institutions that may have lain dormant during two millennia of repressed, unfit, ill-fed Christianity, but whose resurgence now needn't make our world like the ancient one – certainly not in the significant and very conscious sense that 16th and 18th-century Europe was.

    Full Circle: How the Classical World Came Back to Us by Ferdinand Mount

  • He breathes in through his nose and just about catches the scent of her, the rivers of nicotine-infused, ill-fed rhesus-negative running through her.

    The Redleys

  • He breathes in through his nose and just about catches the scent of her, the rivers of nicotine-infused, ill-fed rhesus-negative running through her.

    The Redleys

  • The visage he displayed was scrawny and his greeting cautious, like that of an ill-fed mouse who suspected that the cat had come to call.

    The Mistaken Wife

  • The visage he displayed was scrawny and his greeting cautious, like that of an ill-fed mouse who suspected that the cat had come to call.

    The Mistaken Wife

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