Definition of Ill-fed
1. Adjective. Not getting adequate food. "Badly undernourished"
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Literary usage of Ill-fed
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine (1858)
"... actually less than those which had been ill fed ! This may seem to be in contradiction with M. Martins' previous observation on the well-fed and ill-fed ..."
2. Practical therapeutics by Edward John Waring (1874)
"... whether it occurs in weakly, ill-fed children, or in the robust, Mr. Taylor employed these salts with marked success ; in the former class he combined ..."
3. The Physiology of Common Life by George Henry Lewes (1859)
"M. Martins adds that he has since then often been able to affirm whether a bird has been well or ill fed, by simply ascertaining its temperature. ..."
4. The London Medical Gazette (1830)
"... but that it only assumes a great degree of intensity where the children are exposed to cold damp air, or are ill fed, and badly treated. ..."
5. Ireland in 1868, the Battle-field for English Party Strife: Its Grievances by Gerald Fitzgibbon (1868)
"Wretched and ill fed, ill clad, and badly housed, as multitudes of these are, yet but a small fraction of them will consent to enter the poorhouse, ..."