malnourishment


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mal·nour·ish·ment

 (măl′nûr′ĭsh-mənt)
n.
Malnutrition.
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Noun1.malnourishment - not having enough food to develop or function normallymalnourishment - not having enough food to develop or function normally
hunger, hungriness - a physiological need for food; the consequence of food deprivation
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In 2014, Ayperi Alekseeva, 18, from Kyrgyzstan, had a 9lb hairball removed from her stomach after suffering months of dehydration and malnourishment.
Wolfgang Jamann, Care International Secretary General and CEO, said "we are at a tipping point, we are at the point where we try to prevent the loss of life, we are also at the point where the investment in preventing the situation to deteriorate actually will be another kind of good calculation, because what is happening now, the malnutrition, the malnourishment of children and vulnerable people, if we deal with it now, it will cost much less than if we deal with it on the long run.
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But it hasn't been all fun and games for Harry, as he recently played with orphans who are going through a programme to treat them for malnourishment during a visit to an orphanage supported by Sentebale 'Touching Tiny Lives' in Maseru.
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