nutrition

noun nu·tri·tion \ nu̇-ˈtri-shən , nyu̇- \
Updated on: 17 Nov 2017

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 1
  • … get adequate nutrition both before and during the race.
  • —John Hanc

nutritional

play \nu̇-ˈtrish-nəl, -ˈtri-shə-nᵊl, nyu̇-\ adjective

nutritionally

adverb

Examples of nutrition in a Sentence

  1. The speaker discussed diet and nutrition with the class.

  2. good nutrition and proper exercise

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Origin and Etymology of nutrition

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

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NUTRITION Defined for English Language Learners

nutrition

noun

Definition of nutrition for English Language Learners

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


NUTRITION Defined for Kids

nutrition

noun nu·tri·tion \ nu̇-ˈtri-shən , nyu̇- \

Definition of nutrition for Students

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

Medical Dictionary

nutrition

noun nu·tri·tion \ n(y)u̇-ˈtrish-ən \

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
2 : food 1, nourishment

nutritional

play \-ˈtrish-nəl, -ən-ᵊl\ adjective

nutritionally

play \\ adverb


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