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nutritious

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adjective nu·tri·tious \nu̇-ˈtri-shəs, nyu̇-\

Simple Definition of nutritious

  • : having substances that a person or animal needs to be healthy and grow properly : promoting good health and growth

Full Definition of nutritious

nu·tri·tious·ly adverb
nu·tri·tious·ness noun

Examples of nutritious

  1. The food was both nutritious and delicious.

  2. <opted for a nutritious snack and bought an apple instead of a candy bar>



Origin of nutritious

Latin nutricius, from nutric-, nutrix nurse, from nutrire to nourish — more at nourish


First Known Use: 1665


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nutritious

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adjective nu·tri·tious \n(y)u̇-ˈtrish-əs\

Medical Definition of nutritious

  1. :  providing nourishment





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