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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.
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(tr; usually passive) to deprive of or fail to provide with nutrients essential for health and growth
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Past participle: undernourished
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|Verb||1.||undernourish - provide with insufficient quality or quantity of nourishment; "The stunted growth of these children shows that they are undernourished"|
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