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

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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 Their findings were true for multivitamins as well as for vitamin C, vitamin D, and calcium supplements—all nutrients that have been touted for heart health in the past. Amanda Macmillan,, "Is It Possible to Take Too Many Vitamins?," 6 June 2018 Young girls and women were more likely to report using iron, calcium, multivitamins and vitamin B. Young boys and men were more likely to report using omega-3 fatty acids and body building supplements. Alexandra Sifferlin, Time, "A Third of Children Use Dietary Supplements. Here’s Why Researchers Say That’s Concerning," 18 June 2018 Balding believes that taking a multivitamin along with a hair supplement can make a big difference. Audrey Noble, Harper's BAZAAR, "How To Make Your Hair Grow Longer and Thicker," 14 Nov. 2018 Beyond conventional multivitamins, a new generation of supplements have emerged in the last several years. Markham Heid, Good Housekeeping, "8 Easy Tricks for a Much Happier Day," 6 Aug. 2018 Zarbee’s in April launched a line of children’s gummy multivitamins, a product J&J doesn’t currently sell. Jaewon Kang, WSJ, "Johnson & Johnson Adds Zarbee’s Naturals to Bolster Consumer Brands," 30 July 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

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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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