nonnutritive

adjective
non·nu·tri·tive | \ˌnän-ˈnü-trə-tiv, -ˈnẏü-\

Definition of nonnutritive 

: not of or relating to nutrition : not providing nourishment nonnutritive sweeteners pacifiers used for nonnutritive sucking

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But this new study suggests problems with the nonnutritive (aka artificial) sweeteners in diet drinks. David Becker, Philly.com, "This cardiologist wants his family to cut back on diet soda. Should yours, too?," 12 Sep. 2017

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1768, in the meaning defined above

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nonnutritive

adjective
non·nu·tri·tive | \-ˈn(y)ü-trət-iv \

Medical Definition of nonnutritive 

: not relating to or providing nutrition nonnutritive sweeteners

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