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.
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- v. provide with insufficient quality or quantity of nourishment
The human community and individual people are more likely to hurt or undernourish children they think of as “bodies” to be used.
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.
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. '