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

Definition of nutritious

Other Words from nutritious

nutritiously adverb
nutritiousness noun

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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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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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23 Jun 2022

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“Nutritious.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 29 Jun. 2022.

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More Definitions for nutritious


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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