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 Millions of babies in the U.S. rely on formula, which is the only source of nutrition recommended for infants who aren’t exclusively breastfed. Matthew Perrone, Chicago Tribune, 13 May 2022 Formula is a sole source of nutrition for children who consume it and, as a result, the FDA requires producers to meet stringent guidelines. Emma Hinchliffe And Paige Mcglauflin, Fortune, 13 May 2022 At birth and in days immediately after, around 80% of babies receive all their nutrition through breast milk. Steven A. Abrams, Chron, 12 May 2022 For example, mandatory food labeling shows the ingredients and level of nutrition, which enables us to assess how healthy the food is and make choices on that basis. Irene Heemskerk, Time, 15 Apr. 2022 Losing weight is more complex than running, lifting weights and working on your nutrition. Ebony Williams, ajc, 2 May 2022 With this information, athletes can fine-tune their nutrition and hydration to optimize performance, prevent cramping and improve stamina. Adnan Asar, Forbes, 2 May 2022 Outside Learn has more than 2,000 videos covering 450 lessons, on topics ranging from fitness and nutrition to running and cycling to survival and gear repair. Christopher Keyes, Outside Online, 22 Mar. 2022 Bannon worked on gaining strength and improving his nutrition while honing his swing. Nathan Ruiz, Baltimore Sun, 18 Mar. 2022 See More

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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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16 May 2022

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“Nutrition.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/nutrition. Accessed 21 May. 2022.

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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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