Malnutrition is defined as poor health as the result of not digesting enough nutritious food.
An example of a case of malnutrition is a family starving because they cannot afford any food.
inadequate nutrition; poor nourishment resulting from insufficient food, improper diet, etc.
Poor nutrition because of an insufficient or poorly balanced diet or faulty digestion or utilization of foods.
(usually uncountable, plural malnutritions)
- a lack of adequate nourishment
mal- + nutrition