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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These tunnels, forged by Google searches and Facebook recommendations, connect relatively staid health and nutrition advice to fringe theories, false claims and miracle juices. Casey Newton, The Verge, "A conservative audit of Facebook’s speech policies is running behind schedule," 3 July 2019 These drugs control cravings and prevent overdoses, enabling women to stabilize their lives, focus on health and nutrition, and deliver healthier babies. Globe Staff, BostonGlobe.com, "‘Flawed’ study shows possible lasting effects from drug exposure in the womb," 28 June 2019 More food and nutrition tends to lead to more reproduction. Priscilla Totiyapungprasert, azcentral, "Rabbits, bears and bobcats: How has the Woodbury Fire affected Arizona wildlife habitat?," 26 June 2019 To have their own medical team following their health and their nutrition. Kevin Baxter, latimes.com, "Women’s World Cup: Spain is big beneficiary of FC Barcelona’s investment," 22 June 2019 In health and nutrition reporting, there’s still a lot of uncertainty about how much mouse findings are applicable to humans. Kelsey Piper, Vox, "Hyped-up science is a problem. One clever Twitter account is pushing back.," 15 June 2019 In an experiment, researchers fed six sprint-racing Siberian Huskies—dogs that are in particular need of proper nutrition—a regular commercial dog food diet, and six others a meatless version, for 16 weeks, including a period of competitive racing. Brian Kateman, Quartz, "Vegan pets sound bougie, but they might just save the Earth," 12 June 2019 In subsequent years, the agency moved away from trying to establish new standards in favor of requiring products to list ingredients and nutrition information, said Xaq Frohlich, a professor of food labeling at Auburn University. Candice Choi, The Seattle Times, "What’s yogurt? Industry wants greater liberty to use term," 25 Sep. 2018 See what your doctor recommends, and always read the nutrition information on the label. Heloise, Houston Chronicle, "Butter versus margarine," 20 June 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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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 nutritional (audio) \ adjective
nutritionally \ -​ē How to pronounce nutritionally (audio) \ adverb

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