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

Definition of nutritious

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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
Recent Examples on the Web Taking rest days, getting enough sleep, eating nutritious food, and staying hydrated are all key to staying injury-free, too, Gagne said. Zoe Greenberg,, "Exercise resolutions abound in January — as well as gym injuries," 8 Jan. 2020 One nutrition researcher noted of the case report that such excessive intake of pretty much any nutritious food could result in untoward effects. Beth Mole, Ars Technica, "Plant-based burgers will make men grow boobs, Livestock News reports," 27 Dec. 2019 Give the gift of Hungryroot, a modern meal delivery that brings nutritious whole food straight to your front door. Jean Chen Smith,, "2019 holiday gift guide: The swanky edition," 18 Dec. 2019 The school provides its footballers, almost half of whom are from poor families, with nutritious food, rides to school and extra tutoring. The Economist, "In praise of high-school football," 14 Dec. 2019 The goal is to make the public aware of the importance of access to healthy foods and then to figure out collaborative ways to make nutritious food more widely available. USA TODAY, "White Sands dust-up, distracted-driving cams, hog rules: News from around our 50 states," 10 Dec. 2019 Traditionally, the organization which champions equitable access to locally grown, nutritious food harvested from sustainable community gardens and farms has held its seasonal fundraiser at hot-ticket restaurants. Amber Elliott, Houston Chronicle, "VIP view: Urban Harvest taps 25 celebrity chefs for 25th anniversary Sunday Supper in River Oaks," 5 Nov. 2019 Vegetables are nutritious, high-fiber, naturally gluten-free foods — and something most of us could benefit from eating more of. Carrie Dennett, Washington Post, "Beyond bread and beans: Getting enough fiber when you have a food intolerance," 4 Nov. 2019 Whole pumpkins are incredibly diverse; both pumpkin flesh and seeds are tasty, nutritious, and well suited for cooking. Callie Blount, al, "This pumpkin pudding recipe is perfect for fall," 25 Oct. 2019

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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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The first known use of nutritious was in 1665

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22 Jan 2020

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“Nutritious.” The Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., Accessed 23 January 2020.

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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


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Medical Definition of nutritious

: providing nourishment

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