Definition of Malnutrition:

  1. Lack of proper nutrition, caused by not having enough to eat, not eating enough of the right things, or being unable to use the food that one does eat.

  2. Diseased state (such as kwashiorkor, marasmus, oedema, wasting) caused by a lack of calories and/or essential minerals, proteins, vitamins due to an insufficient (poor or subnutritional) diet or an excessive (rich but unbalanced) diet.

Synonyms of Malnutrition

Lombardy leprosy, Anemia, Ariboflavinosis, Beriberi, Cachexia, Chlorosis, Deficiency anemia, Dermatitis, Dietary deficiency, Goiter, Greensickness, Keratomalacia, Kwashiorkor, Maidism, Night blindness, Osteomalacia, Osteoporosis, Pellagra, Pernicious anemia, Protein deficiency, Rachitis, Rickets, Scurvy, Struma, Vitamin deficiency, Xerophthalmia, Undernourishment, Malnourishment, Undernutrition, Poor diet, Inadequate diet, Unhealthy diet, Lack of food, Inanition

How to use Malnutrition in a sentence?

  1. Nearly 67% of the countrys population suffers from malnutrition.

Meaning of Malnutrition & Malnutrition Definition