nu·​tri·​tious | \ nu̇-ˈtri-shəs How to pronounce nutritious (audio) , nyu̇-\

Definition of nutritious

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Other Words from nutritious

nutritiously adverb
nutritiousness noun

Synonyms & Antonyms for nutritious


nourishing, nutrient, nutritional, nutritive


nonnutritious, nonnutritive

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Examples of nutritious in a Sentence

The food was both nutritious and delicious. opted for a nutritious snack and bought an apple instead of a candy bar

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Both examples ultimately show that, given enough time, researchers can push through and engineer a more nutritious crop. John Timmer, Ars Technica, "Why haven’t genetically engineered crops made food better?," 4 June 2019 There probably wasn’t a single reason, Apaldetti says, but several, such as higher temperatures and more nutritious plants. Brian Switek, Smithsonian, "The Most Massive of Dinos Evolved Earlier Than Previously Thought," 9 July 2018 The leaves and tubers are nutritious, providing protein, niacin, calcium, iron, vitamins A, C, B6 and thiamin, riboflavin, folate, magnesium, phosphorus and manganese. Margaret Lauterbach, idahostatesman, "Tips for growing sweet potatoes in Idaho | Idaho Statesman," 7 Mar. 2018 Eating substantial, nutritious food during suhoor is essential for making it through the day of fasting. Nazima Qureshi, SELF, "5 Energizing, Plant-Based Dishes This R.D. Relies on During Ramadan," 3 May 2019 The third is a collaboration that works to increase access to healthy, nutritious and affordable food. Karen Berkowitz,, "Shout Out: Miah Armour, foundation director," 25 June 2018 All the things to consider can make your head spin: price, cleanliness, safety, adequate staffing, location, size, nutritious and appealing food — the list goes on. Michele Parente,, "How to find assisted living that provides quality care," 27 Apr. 2018 As in the past, once food was pulled out of the oven, everyone sat down and enjoyed the reward for their good work — an appetizing, especially nutritious and affordable meal! Barbara Brown,, "Salmon cakes, sweet potato wedges appetizing and affordable," 12 Apr. 2018 The rice and beans with tofu and greens is so nutritious and flavorful, that one has been a huge favorite. Kristine M. Kierzek, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Blogger/author found renewed health through vegan diet," 19 Feb. 2018

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First Known Use of nutritious

1665, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for nutritious

Latin nutricius, from nutric-, nutrix nurse, from nutrire to nourish — more at nourish

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English Language Learners Definition of nutritious

: having substances that a person or animal needs to be healthy and grow properly : promoting good health and growth


nu·​tri·​tious | \ nu̇-ˈtri-shəs How to pronounce nutritious (audio) , nyu̇-\

Kids Definition of nutritious

: providing nutrients : nourishing nutritious snacks


nu·​tri·​tious | \ n(y)u̇-ˈtrish-əs How to pronounce nutritious (audio) \

Medical Definition of nutritious

: providing nourishment

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