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

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 Without daily nutrition a traveler won’t survive the winter; however, there is such a thing as being too caught up in small concerns. Michael Mcmullen, Forbes, 30 June 2022 Then, about a month ago, Ferguson was approached about the same issue involving undernourished cancer patients who need good nutrition now more than ever. John Benson, cleveland, 29 June 2022 The richness of the color (pale versus vibrant) depends on genetics and overall plant nutrition, so adjusting the pH won’t turn a pale blue hydrangea dark blue. Miri Talabac, Baltimore Sun, 29 June 2022 Erin Allday is a health reporter who writes about infectious diseases, stem cells, neuroscience and consumer health topics like fitness and nutrition. Erin Allday, San Francisco Chronicle, 29 June 2022 In policy recommendations published on Monday, the AAP maintained its guidance to breastfeed infants exclusively in the first six months of their lives, before introducing other foods to complement nutrition. Wyatte Grantham-philips, USA TODAY, 28 June 2022 The tax pays for labor and expenses for wildlife care, veterinary care, nutrition, facility operations and maintenance at the zoo. Gary Warth, San Diego Union-Tribune, 27 June 2022 Lastly, nutrition through a balanced diet and/or dietary supplements can help supply the necessary building blocks, essential vitamins and minerals, and energy for healthy hair. Lauren Valenti, Vogue, 27 June 2022 What's the nutrition of an Impossible Southwest Bacon Whopper? Paul Kita, Men's Health, 27 June 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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“Nutrition.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/nutrition. Accessed 3 Jul. 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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