undernourished for learners of EnglishPowered by COBUILD (ʌndəʳnʌrɪʃt, US -nɜːr-)
graded adjective & adjective [usu v-link ADJ]
If someone is undernourished, they are weak and unhealthy because they have not been eating enough food or the right kind of food. ⇒ People who are undernourished also lack reserves of energy when faced with physical or mental crises. ⇒ ...undernourished children.