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 Vitamin D and multivitamins for children and adults have also experienced unusually sharp spikes in sales this month. New York Times, "Supplements for Coronavirus Probably Won’t Help, and May Harm," 23 Mar. 2020 According to the press release, a tainted batch of organic, vegan multivitamins was the culprit. Dave Doyle, MMA Junkie, "Nate Diaz cleared to fight at UFC 244 after USADA exonerates him of wrongdoing," 26 Oct. 2019 As far as getting enough vitamin D, Lim recommends taking a daily multivitamin, which typically contains an amount of vitamin D that would provide adequate blood levels of the vitamin. Lisa Drayer, CNN, "Could sunscreen cause Vitamin D deficiency? Short answer: Yes," 18 Sep. 2019 But would Alka-Seltzer, a multivitamin, and a banana have done the same? Kyle Beechey, Bon Appétit, "I Tried Those New, Flashy Hangover Cures to See If They Worked," 25 Oct. 2019 Studies show almost one-third of American kids take nutritional supplements, the most popular of which include multivitamins, fish oil, melatonin and probiotics. CBS News, "What parents should know before giving their kids dietary supplements," 20 Aug. 2019 There is no multivitamin or powdered supplement capable of replacing the myriad health-protective nutrients that stop showing up for work in the body. Cynthia Sass, Mph,, "The Zero Carb Diet May Be a Simple Way to Lose Weight—But Is It Safe?," 8 July 2019 Aleve and multivitamins stored next to canned goods and single-service items. Ebony Day, azcentral, "Sauce kept in home improvement store bucket among violations on this week's restaurant inspection list," 19 June 2019 What's more, the Pixi Retinol Tonic is like a big ol' multivitamin for your face, boasting antioxidants, plumping peptides, and soothing jasmine flower. Sophie Wirt, Allure, "Pixi by Petra Launches the First-Ever Retinol Tonic," 19 July 2018

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English Language Learners Definition of multivitamin

: a pill that contains many vitamins


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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