to give insufficient nourishment to; provide with less food than is needed for health and growth
transitive verbun·der·nour·ished, un·der·nour·ish·ing, un·der·nour·ish·es
To provide with insufficient quantity or quality of nourishment to sustain proper health and growth.
(third-person singular simple present undernourishes, present participle undernourishing, simple past and past participle undernourished)
- To provide with insufficient nourishment.
under- +"Ž nourish