metabolically challenged

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The second sense is an ironic imitation of the perceived oversensitivity of language like "mentally challenged".


metabolically challenged (comparative more metabolically challenged, superlative most metabolically challenged)

  1. Having difficulty with metabolism.
    • 2010, G. Matteo Crovetto, Energy and Protein Metabolism and Nutrition →ISBN:
      From this evaluation it was evidenced that metabolically challenged dairy cows (on the basis of concentrations of glucose, BHBA, and NEFA) show differences in liver transcripts, compared to metabolically unchallenged dairy cows [...]
  2. (humorously euphemistic, of a person) Dead.