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undernourish

(ŭn′dər-nûr′ĭsh)
tr.v. undernour·ished, undernour·ishing, undernour·ishes
To provide with insufficient quantity or quality of nourishment to sustain proper health and growth.

un′der·nour′ish·ment n.
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