nutritive

adjective

nu·​tri·​tive ˈnü-trə-tiv How to pronounce nutritive (audio)
ˈnyü-
1
: of or relating to nutrition
2
nutritively adverb

Examples of nutritive in a Sentence

the nutritive value of certain grains some people contend that whole wheat bread is significantly more nutritive than white bread
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Word History

First Known Use

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of nutritive was in the 14th century

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“Nutritive.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/nutritive. Accessed 22 Jul. 2024.

Kids Definition

nutritive

adjective
nu·​tri·​tive ˈn(y)ü-trət-iv How to pronounce nutritive (audio)
1
: of or relating to nutrition
2

Medical Definition

nutritive

adjective
nu·​tri·​tive ˈn(y)ü-trət-iv How to pronounce nutritive (audio)
1
: of or relating to nutrition
2
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