Definition of malnutrition in English:

malnutrition

noun

  • [mass noun] Lack of proper nutrition, caused by not having enough to eat, not eating enough of the right things, or being unable to use the food that one does eat:

    ‘nearly 67% of the country's population suffers from malnutrition’
    ‘children die every day from malnutrition and disease’
    • ‘The challenge of malnutrition is not well addressed by existing interventions.’
    • ‘The perils of battle apart, both sides suffered from malaria, malnutrition and inadequate supplies.’
    • ‘An estimated 1.8 million refugees fled to the borders, with disease and malnutrition.’
    • ‘Each year six million children under the age of 5 years die because of diseases that result from malnutrition.’
    • ‘Pre-existing malnutrition has been shown to be a major clinical problem in surgical patients.’
    • ‘There is a higher incidence of malnutrition and ill health in the war torn areas.’
    • ‘Many, however, are found to be suffering instead from other illness, or from exhaustion or malnutrition.’
    • ‘The two clinics run by the council have 590 cases of child malnutrition on their books.’
    • ‘Most people suffer from malnutrition and do not have access to adequate health care.’
    • ‘Simply stated, any one suffering from malnutrition and disease is at a much greater risk.’
    • ‘For example, malnutrition and lack of access to clean water can lead to blindness.’
    • ‘The widespread problem of malnutrition is as much a concern to everyone as the efforts at its amelioration.’
    • ‘The Ministry of Health says people are more vulnerable than usual due to malnutrition and food shortages.’
    • ‘The management of health and malnutrition is now largely standardised.’
    • ‘People should not be dying of conditions brought on by malnutrition in a world that has an overcapacity of food production.’
    • ‘What is beyond dispute is that people in many of the world's poorer nations suffer from disease and malnutrition.’
    • ‘There were no catastrophic epidemics but people were more susceptible to malnutrition and injuries.’
    • ‘Food shortages and malnutrition had their biggest impact on Afghan girl children.’
    • ‘Protein energy malnutrition is the most deadly form of malnutrition.’
    • ‘They suffer malnutrition, poor eyesight, bone deformation and respiratory diseases.’
    undernourishment, malnourishment, undernutrition, poor diet, inadequate diet, unhealthy diet, lack of food, inanition
    starvation, hunger, famine
    anorexia
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Pronunciation

malnutrition

/malnjʊˈtrɪʃ(ə)n/