Definition of stunted adjective from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

stunted

 adjective
adjective
BrE BrE//ˈstʌntɪd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈstʌntɪd//
 
 
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that has not been able to grow or develop as much as it should stunted trees the stunted lives of children deprived of educationExtra examples His arms were exceptionally short, almost stunted. Instead of grass, there was a strip of thin scrub and stunted trees. Lack of adequate nutrition often leads to stunted growth in children.
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