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.
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- 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
The latest survey of women's and children's health and nutrition, based on a survey of 23,000 households throughout the nation, reveals that a marked decrease in malnutrition is being replaced, unfortunately, by a higher incidence of obesity.
Protein malnutrition is serious in developing areas.
Protein malnutrition is widespread, especially among children, and many of its victims die or are maimed both physically and mentally for life.
A recently released report from the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) projects a significant increase in malnutrition in developing countries over the next decade.
Hundreds of millions of the hungry are children, and malnutrition is the underlying cause of at least 2.5 million preventable child deaths each year.
Though acute malnutrition is on the decline, hunger in Niger is always a cycle.
At the moment, the overall spending on malnutrition is 350 million dollars a year.
While malnutrition is commonly associated principally with people not getting enough to eat, potentially resulting in them suffering from vitamin-deficiency diseases and facing an increased risk of starvation, the concept of malnutrition also includes, at the other end of the spectrum, over-nutrition and issues related to obesity.
The half brute of the London slums had not food enough when a child, and malnutrition is deadly.
Half of it consisted of red rye, the rest comprising 20% sugar waste, 20% mealie and 10% straw meal or foliage, resulting not just in malnutrition but deterioration of the digestive system.