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 nutrition (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
Recent Examples on the Web The Biden administration has abandoned the Trump administration’s opposition to emergency nutrition assistance going to the lowest income households already at the maximum benefit levels. Washington Post, "Biden administration reverses Trump decision, will provide $1 billion a month more in emergency food assistance," 2 Apr. 2021 The Biden administration has abandoned the Trump administration’s opposition to emergency nutrition assistance going to the lowest income households already at the maximum benefit levels. BostonGlobe.com, "Biden administration reverses Trump decision, will provide $1 billion a month more in emergency food assistance," 2 Apr. 2021 Preventing food insecurity with older adults by providing and delivering 65,000 meals through its nutrition program. Ivana Venema-nunez, The Arizona Republic, "176 Arizona nonprofits receive Season for Sharing grants, many to help address COVID-19 needs," 21 Mar. 2021 Higher costs for unemployment benefits, nutrition assistance and healthcare pushed government spending higher, while stronger corporate tax collection and remittances from the Federal Reserve lifted government revenues, the Treasury said. Kate Davidson, WSJ, "U.S. Budget Deficit Widened to $1 Trillion From October Through February," 10 Mar. 2021 There are also billions of dollars for vaccine distribution, small business relief, rental assistance, nutrition assistance and more. Sarah Hansen, Forbes, "House Passes Biden’s $1.9 Trillion Stimulus Bill," 27 Feb. 2021 And on Thursday, as state lawmakers grilled utility officials 250 miles away in Austin about the power grid’s failure, employees of a city nutrition program provided meals to about 600 residents, more than double its usual daily load. New York Times, "Residents of a Texas Border City Long Felt Overlooked. The Storm Made It Worse.," 25 Feb. 2021 That’s an easy one to spot because the nutrition label indicates how much is there. Madelyn Fernstrom, NBC News, "6 eating tips for a healthier heart," 24 Feb. 2021 The treatment plan usually includes physicians, psychologists, and dietitians who can provide psychiatric medication if needed, cognitive behavioral or interpersonal therapy, and nutrition education, according to Goodpaster. Colleen Murphy, Health.com, "The Different Types of Eating Disorders—What They Are and What You Need to Know About Them," 24 Feb. 2021

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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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The first known use of nutrition was in the 15th century

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10 Apr 2021

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“Nutrition.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/nutrition. Accessed 21 Apr. 2021.

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nutrition

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 nutrition (audio) \ adjective
nutritionally \ -​ē How to pronounce nutrition (audio) \ adverb

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