undernourish(redirected from undernourishing)
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Related to undernourishing: malnourishment
tr.v. un·der·nour·ished, un·der·nour·ish·ing, un·der·nour·ish·es
To provide with insufficient quantity or quality of nourishment to sustain proper health and growth.
(tr; usually passive) to deprive of or fail to provide with nutrients essential for health and growth
Past participle: undernourished