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nutrient

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adjective nu·tri·ent \ˈnü-trē-ənt, ˈnyü-\

Definition of nutrient

  1. :  furnishing nourishment



Examples of nutrient in a sentence

  1. <a breakfast drink enriched with nutrient proteins and vitamins>



Origin of nutrient

Latin nutrient-, nutriens, present participle of nutrire to nourish — more at nourish


First Known Use: 1650

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nutrient

noun nu·tri·ent

Simple Definition of nutrient

  • : a substance that plants, animals, and people need to live and grow

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of nutrient

  1. :  a nutritive substance or ingredient

Examples of nutrient in a sentence

  1. Fruits and vegetables have important nutrients.

  2. The soil is low in nutrients.

  3. You need more nutrients in your diet.



Circa 1828

First Known Use of nutrient

circa 1828

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NUTRIENT Defined for Kids

nutrient

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noun nu·tri·ent \ˈnü-trē-ənt, ˈnyü-\

Definition of nutrient for Students

  1. :  a substance that is needed for healthy growth, development, and functioning <Fruits and vegetables have important nutrients.> <Plants get nutrients from the soil.>





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