[ UK /ˌʌndənˈʌɹɪʃt/ ]
[ US /ˌəndɝˈnɝɪʃt/ ]
  1. not getting adequate food
    badly undernourished
    gaunt underfed children
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How To Use undernourished In A Sentence

  • The stunted growth of these children shows that they are undernourished
  • Jacques Diouf, director-general of the Food and Agriculture Organization which is hosting the summit, has called on people around the world to join him in a day of fasting on the eve of the meeting to highlight the plight of the undernourished. SFGate: Top News Stories
  • The roads were unpaved and dirty, and filled with hungry, undernourished children scampering around half-naked.
  • Even undernourished populations often gain access to consumer electronics these days.
  • Nevertheless, a soldier must eat a reasonably balanced diet in order to avoid fatigue, and the diseases which can run rampant through the camps of undernourished troops.
  • Although no one ever starved here, many were undernourished.
  • Shorterm ( 3 mo ) observational studies indicate undernourished children may preferentially benefit fron breakfast consumption.
  • One morning we came upon an abandoned undernourished puppy on the porch.
  • Weeds, stunted red oaks and undernourished scrub were the only vegetation on this side of town. DANSVILLE
  • She was undernourished and she had never seen by a health visitor or a doctor.
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