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nutrition

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noun nu·tri·tion \nu̇-ˈtri-shən, nyu̇-\

Simple Definition of nutrition

  • : the process of eating the right kind of food so you can grow properly and be healthy

Full Definition of nutrition

  1. 1 :  the act or process of nourishing or being nourished; specifically :  the sum of the processes by which an animal or plant takes in and utilizes food substances

  2. 2 :  nourishment 1

nu·tri·tion·al play \-ˈtrish-nəl, -ˈtri-shə-nəl\ adjective
nu·tri·tion·al·ly adverb

Examples of nutrition

  1. The speaker discussed diet and nutrition with the class.

  2. good nutrition and proper exercise



Origin of nutrition

Middle English nutricioun, from Late Latin nutrition-, nutritio, from Latin nutrire


First Known Use: 15th century

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NUTRITION Defined for Kids

nutrition

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noun nu·tri·tion \nu̇-ˈtri-shən, nyu̇-\

Definition of nutrition

  1. :  the act or process of nourishing or being nourished :  the processes by which a living thing takes in and uses nutrients




Medical Dictionary

nutrition

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noun nu·tri·tion \n(y)u̇-ˈtrish-ən\

Medical Definition of nutrition

  1. 1:  the act or process of nourishing or being nourished; specifically :  the sum of the processes by which an animal or plant takes in and utilizes food substances

  2. 2:  food 1, nourishment

  3. nu·tri·tion·al \-ˈtrish-nəl, -ən-əl\play adjective
    nu·tri·tion·al·ly \-ē\play adverb





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