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nutrient

adjective nu·tri·ent \ ˈnü-trē-ənt , ˈnyü- \
Updated on: 13 Apr 2018
: furnishing nourishment

Examples of nutrient in a Sentence

  1. a breakfast drink enriched with nutrient proteins and vitamins

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Origin and Etymology of nutrient

Latin nutrient-, nutriens, present participle of nutrire to nourish — more at nourish

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nutrient

noun
: a nutritive substance or ingredient

Examples of nutrient in a Sentence

  1. Fruits and vegetables have important nutrients.

  2. The soil is low in nutrients.

  3. You need more nutrients in your diet.

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First Known Use of nutrient

circa 1828

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NUTRIENT Defined for English Language Learners

nutrient

  • : a substance that plants, animals, and people need to live and grow


NUTRIENT Defined for Kids

nutrient

noun nu·tri·ent \ ˈnü-trē-ənt , ˈnyü- \
: a substance that is needed for healthy growth, development, and functioning
  • Fruits and vegetables have important nutrients.
  • Plants get nutrients from the soil.

Medical Dictionary

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nutrient

adjective nu·tri·ent \ ˈn(y)ü-trē-ənt \
: furnishing nourishment

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nutrient

noun
: a nutritive substance or ingredient


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