mul·​ti·​vi·​ta·​min | \ ˌməl-tē-ˈvī-tə-mən How to pronounce multivitamin (audio) , -ˌtī-, British usually -ˈvi- \

Definition of multivitamin

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: containing several vitamins and especially all known to be essential to health a multivitamin pill



Definition of multivitamin (Entry 2 of 2)

: a multivitamin preparation

Examples of multivitamin in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web: Noun Shaklee was founded in 1956 by Oakland, California, chiropractor Forrest Shaklee, who invented the first multivitamin in the US. Simon Mainwaring, Forbes, 11 July 2022 Plus, it's considered to be a complete multivitamin and has 40% of your daily Vitamin B12 needs, a tough-to-find nutrient for vegans. Good Housekeeping, 9 June 2022 The full lineup offers eight vitamin boost options that cover all your wellness needs; ranging from Vitamin C to a women’s multivitamin, and a beauty capsule that contains biotin for healthy and strong hair, skin, and nails. Aley Arion, Essence, 2 June 2022 Dietary supplements are popular, with half of all Americans, and 70% of older Americans, taking at least a multivitamin daily. Bryant Stamford, The Courier-Journal, 3 Mar. 2022 Though multivitamins aren't specifically intended for anti-aging, Dr. Bazilian says there can be potential anti-aging benefits of taking a multivitamin. Amy Capetta, Woman's Day, 19 May 2022 Supradyn is a multivitamin, but the other two substances are used to improve heart function and boost oxygen levels. Tom Schad, USA TODAY, 17 Feb. 2022 The basics in my opinion are a multivitamin, amino acids (BCAA), and whey protein isolate. Roger Lockridge, Men's Health, 23 Mar. 2022 At present, a few large-scale medical research studies have found that taking a multivitamin does not reduce the risk of heart disease, cancer, or mental decline. Bryant Stamford, The Courier-Journal, 3 Mar. 2022 See More

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1939, in the meaning defined above


1941, in the meaning defined above

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More Definitions for multivitamin


mul·​ti·​vi·​ta·​min | \ -ˈvīt-ə-mən, British also -ˈvit- \

Medical Definition of multivitamin

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: containing several vitamins and especially all known to be essential to health a multivitamin formula



Medical Definition of multivitamin (Entry 2 of 2)

: a multivitamin preparation


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