Definitions for: Nutrient


[n] any substance that can be metabolized by an organism to give energy and build tissue
[adj] providing nourishment; "good nourishing food"



Webster (1913) Definition: Nu"tri*ent, a. [L. nutriens, p. pr. of nutrire. See
Nourish.]
Nutritious; nourishing; promoting growth. -- n. Any substance
which has nutritious qualities, i. e., which nourishes or
promotes growth.

Synonyms: alimentary, food, nourishing, nutritious, nutritive, wholesome

See Also: aliment, alimentation, beverage, chyme, comestible, commissariat, drink, drinkable, eatable, edible, fare, feed, food product, foodstuff, manna, manna from heaven, matter, miraculous food, nourishment, nutriment, nutrition, pabulum, potable, provender, provisions, substance, sustenance, viands, victual, victuals, vitellus, yolk

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