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
Recent Examples on the Web Whatever the transportation, bring nutritious food, plenty of water and entertainment. Erin E. Williams, Washington Post, 12 May 2022 Students said their research found many unsheltered homeless people do not eat nutritious food. Gary Warth, San Diego Union-Tribune, 4 May 2022 Eating nutritious food and getting enough sleep are also crucial for self-care. Caroline Castrillon, Forbes, 26 Apr. 2022 The Connected Chef, which ensures families have local nutritious food, and attend events related to them. New York Times, 30 Apr. 2022 The food is fantastic — delicious, nutritious, and low in calories. Debbi Kickham, Forbes, 27 Apr. 2022 Dandelions are the perfect foraging food — tasty, nutritious, and versatile. Meagan Jordan, Rolling Stone, 20 Apr. 2022 Mosaic Foods makes frozen, ready-to-heat vegetarian and vegan meals that use fresh, nutritious, and affordable ingredients, with offerings of veggie bowls, soups, oats, and more. Malia Griggs, SELF, 24 Jan. 2022 All of the options, from smoothies to grain bowls, are meant to be convenient (i.e., quick and easy to make), nutritious, and, of course, super tasty. Rebecca Dancer, Harper's BAZAAR, 16 Nov. 2021 See More

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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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18 May 2022

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“Nutritious.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 20 May. 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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