malnutrition etymology

French word malnutrition comes from French mal-, French nutrition (Nutrition.)

Detailed word origin of malnutrition

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
mal- French (fra) Badly; wrongly. Denotes the opposite of the unprefixed form.
nutrition French (fra) Nutrition.
malnutrition French (fra) Malnutrition.

Words with the same origin as malnutrition

Descendants of mal-
maladresse maladroit malaise malcommode malentendu malfaisant malfamé malfaçon malfaçonné malhabile malheureux malhonnête malhonnêtement malhonnêteté malingre malodorant malpoli malpropre malsonnant maltraiter malvoyant