Synonyms of 'malnutrition'
undernourishmentDictionary, hunger, famine
Infections are more likely in those suffering from malnutrition.
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Famine is a situation in which large numbers of people have little or no food, and many of them die.
refugees trapped by war, drought and famine
Hunger is a severe lack of food which causes suffering or death.
Three hundred people are dying of hunger every day.
Starvation is extreme suffering or death, caused by lack of food.
Over three hundred people had died of starvation.
lack of food
Thesaurus for malnutrition from the Collins English Thesaurus
If someone is suffering from malnutrition , they are physically weak and extremely thin because they have not eaten enough food.