nutrition

noun
nu·​tri·​tion | \ nu̇-ˈtri-shən How to pronounce nutrition (audio) , nyu̇- How to pronounce nutrition (audio) \

Definition of nutrition

1 : the act or process of nourishing or being nourished specifically : the sum of the processes by which an animal or plant takes in and utilizes food substances foods that are necessary for human nutrition
2 : nourishment sense 1 … get adequate nutrition both before and during the race.— John Hanc

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Other Words from nutrition

nutritional \ nu̇-​ˈtrish-​nəl How to pronounce nutritional (audio) , -​ˈtri-​shə-​nᵊl , nyu̇-​ \ adjective
nutritionally adverb

Examples of nutrition in a Sentence

The speaker discussed diet and nutrition with the class. good nutrition and proper exercise

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In this op-ed, Parvannah Lee of Partners in Health explains the nutrition and health needs of the Diné people. Parvannah Lee, Teen Vogue, "I'm From the Navajo Nation and I Want to Help My Community Get Healthy Food," 22 Nov. 2018 Enduring harsh winters Tooth enamel forms in thin layers, and those layers record the chemical traces of a person’s early life—from climate to nutrition to chemical exposures—a little like tree rings on a much smaller scale. Kiona N. Smith, Ars Technica, "Neanderthal teeth reveal lead exposure and difficult winters," 31 Oct. 2018 Discussion topics include medicine, doctors and nutrition. Linda Mcintosh, sandiegouniontribune.com, "Blue Star families honored," 13 July 2018 Topics covered include medication management, blood glucose monitoring, exercise, complication prevention, and nutrition with an emphasis on carbohydrate counting, sodium and fats. Staff Report, Post-Tribune, "Community news," 11 July 2018 Municipalities provide some senior services, ranging from nutrition to fitness programs to crisis intervention. Robert Weisman, BostonGlobe.com, "The hidden, high-tech world of communications at Fenway Park," 7 July 2018 Summer starts, meets real life With summer workouts started, Harsin said the team is getting back into the groove with foundational focuses such as lifting, running and nutrition. Dave Southorn, idahostatesman, "Boise State football preparing to play both of its true freshmen at running back," 6 June 2018 The wealth of vegetables here make all the difference for flavor and nutrition, with a bounty of meaty mushrooms sliced and sauteed with onion until they are nicely browned, and a heap of fresh spinach, cooked until just wilted. The Washington Post, OregonLive.com, "Here's a grilled corn recipe that's healthy and hands-off," 22 May 2018 With all that nutrition, why not bring that to your face? Tess Garcia, Teen Vogue, "Glow Recipe Announced the Upcoming Launch of a Target Line Called Sweet Chef," 27 Dec. 2018

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First Known Use of nutrition

15th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for nutrition

Middle English nutricioun, from Late Latin nutrition-, nutritio, from Latin nutrire

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noun

English Language Learners Definition of nutrition

: the process of eating the right kind of food so you can grow properly and be healthy

nutrition

noun
nu·​tri·​tion | \ nu̇-ˈtri-shən How to pronounce nutrition (audio) , nyu̇-\

Kids Definition of nutrition

: the act or process of nourishing or being nourished : the processes by which a living thing takes in and uses nutrients

nutrition

noun
nu·​tri·​tion | \ n(y)u̇-ˈtrish-ən How to pronounce nutrition (audio) \

Medical Definition of nutrition

1 : the act or process of nourishing or being nourished specifically : the sum of the processes by which an animal or plant takes in and utilizes food substances

Other Words from nutrition

nutritional \ -​ˈtrish-​nəl, -​ən-​ᵊl How to pronounce nutritional (audio) \ adjective
nutritionally \ -​ē How to pronounce nutritionally (audio) \ adverb

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