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stun·ted

(stŭnt'ĕd)
Shortened; retarded, as in growth.
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The main reason for stunted growth is poor infant and young child feeding practices, mainly at the household level, combined with illnesses and a poor status of women in the country and the household," she added.
Olney said children, who were stunted in the first two years of life, were more likely to repeat grade levels, drop out of school and delay school entry.
The World Health Organization says there are 100 million stunted children in Asia.
If an infant from 0-5 months old is stunted (short for age) and is still stunted at two years old, there is little probability of getting standard height for age growing up.