nutriment

noun nu·tri·ment \ ˈnü-trə-mənt , ˈnyü- \
|Updated on: 12 Jun 2018

Definition of nutriment

: something that nourishes : nutrient
  • Fewer nutriments are lost in steaming than in boiling, and color retention is better.
  • Cook's
  • … the only bird in eastern North America that uses sap as a significant source of nutriment.
  • —Kathy Piper

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Origin and Etymology of nutriment

Middle English, from Latin nutrimentum, from nutrire


NUTRIMENT Defined for Kids

nutriment

noun nu·tri·ment \ ˈnü-trə-mənt , ˈnyü- \

Definition of nutriment for Students

: something that nourishes

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nutriment

noun nu·tri·ment \ ˈn(y)ü-trə-mənt \

medical Definition of nutriment

: something that nourishes or promotes growth, provides energy, repairs body tissues, and maintains life

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