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Verb malnourish has 1 sense
  1. undernourish, malnourish - provide with insufficient quality or quantity of nourishment; "The stunted growth of these children shows that they are undernourished"
    --1 is one way to feed, give
    Derived form: noun malnourishment1
    Sample sentence:
    Somebody ----s somebody

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(verb) to provide inadequate or insufficient nourishment to someone or something.

(adjective) suffering from inadequate or insufficient nourishment.

Sense 1:

Part of Speech: verb

Definition: to deprive someone or something of the necessary nutrients or nourishment.

Example: The orphanage struggled to feed all the children, causing many to malnourish.

Sense 2:

Part of Speech: adjective

Definition: suffering from insufficient or poorly balanced diet.

Example: The malnourish child appeared weak and underdeveloped.


- The lack of proper nutrition can malnourish individuals.

- Many people in impoverished areas suffer from malnourishment.

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