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mal·nu·tri·tion

malnutrition

 
pronunciation:
mael nu trI shn
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part of speech: noun
definition: the condition of not having enough food or not having the right kind of food for good health.
In some countries, malnutrition is a leading cause of death.
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The word malnutrition contains the following part:
mal, male Latin root that means bad, evil, ill
antonyms:
ben, bene, bon