multivitamin

adjective
mul·​ti·​vi·​ta·​min | \-ˈvī-tə-mən, 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

multivitamin

noun

Definition of multivitamin (Entry 2 of 2)

: a multivitamin preparation

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Bentley still takes five supplements a day: a multivitamin to prevent dry eyes, magnesium to prevent cramps while exercising, red yeast rice to prevent diabetes, coenzyme Q10 for overall health and vitamin D based on her doctor's recommendation. Liz Szabo, CNN, "Enthusiasm over vitamins often outpaces evidence, experts say," 13 Apr. 2018 Bentley still takes five supplements a day: a multivitamin to prevent dry eyes, magnesium to prevent cramps while exercising, red yeast rice to prevent diabetes, coenzyme Q10 for overall health and vitamin D based on her doctor's recommendation. Liz Szabo, CNN, "Enthusiasm over vitamins often outpaces evidence, experts say," 13 Apr. 2018 Bentley still takes five supplements a day: a multivitamin to prevent dry eyes, magnesium to prevent cramps while exercising, red yeast rice to prevent diabetes, coenzyme Q10 for overall health and vitamin D based on her doctor's recommendation. Liz Szabo, CNN, "Enthusiasm over vitamins often outpaces evidence, experts say," 13 Apr. 2018 About 30 percent of children under 5 take multivitamins, and the percentage declines with age. Nicholas Bakalar, New York Times, "A Third of Children Use Alternative Medicines," 18 June 2018 The report, published Monday as a research letter in the journal JAMA Pediatrics, found that overall about a third of the young people surveyed used dietary supplements, with multivitamins being the most common. Alexandra Sifferlin, Time, "A Third of Children Use Dietary Supplements. Here’s Why Researchers Say That’s Concerning," 18 June 2018 Bentley still takes five supplements a day: a multivitamin to prevent dry eyes, magnesium to prevent cramps while exercising, red yeast rice to prevent diabetes, coenzyme Q10 for overall health and vitamin D based on her doctor's recommendation. Liz Szabo, CNN, "Enthusiasm over vitamins often outpaces evidence, experts say," 13 Apr. 2018 Bentley still takes five supplements a day: a multivitamin to prevent dry eyes, magnesium to prevent cramps while exercising, red yeast rice to prevent diabetes, coenzyme Q10 for overall health and vitamin D based on her doctor's recommendation. Liz Szabo, chicagotribune.com, "Older Americans are hooked on vitamins despite scarce evidence they work," 6 Apr. 2018 One in three Americans takes multivitamins and minerals, spending a total of some $21 billion on supplements every year. CBS News, "Multivitamins a waste of money for heart health, researchers say," 10 July 2018

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First Known Use of multivitamin

Adjective

1939, in the meaning defined above

Noun

1941, in the meaning defined above

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multivitamin

noun

English Language Learners Definition of multivitamin

: a pill that contains many vitamins

multivitamin

adjective
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

multivitamin

noun

Medical Definition of multivitamin (Entry 2 of 2)

: a multivitamin preparation

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