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[uhn-der-nur-isht, -nuhr-] /ˌʌn dərˈnɜr ɪʃt, -ˈnʌr-/
not nourished with sufficient or proper food to maintain or promote health or normal growth.
not given essential elements for proper development:
emotionally undernourished.


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