Undernourished vs. Malnourished

Undernourished vs. Malnourished — Is There a Difference?
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Difference Between Undernourished and Malnourished

Undernourishedverb

To provide with insufficient quantity or quality of nourishment to sustain proper health and growth.

Malnourishedadjective

Affected by improper nutrition or an insufficient diet.

Undernourishedadjective

Provided with insufficient nourishment to sustain proper health and growth.

Malnourishedadjective

suffering from malnutrition

Undernourishedadjective

not getting adequate food;

gaunt underfed childrenbadly undernourished

Malnourishedverb

simple past tense and past participle of malnourish

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Malnourishedadjective

not being provided with adequate nourishment