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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

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

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

nutritional play \-ˈtrish-nəl, -ˈtri-shə-nəl\ adjective
nutritionally adverb

Examples of nutrition in a sentence

  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 for Students

  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

nutritional \-ˈtrish-nəl, -ən-əl\play adjective
nutritionally \-ē\play adverb




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