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