Definitions for: Nutriment


[n] a source of materials to nourish the body



Webster (1913) Definition: Nu"tri*ment, n. [L. nutrimentum, fr. nutrire to
nourish. See Nourish.]
1. That which nourishes; anything which promotes growth and
repairs the natural waste of animal or vegetable life;
food; aliment.

The stomach returns what it has received, in
strength and nutriment diffused into all parts of
the body. --South.

2. That which promotes development or growth.

Is not virtue in mankind The nutriment that feeds
the mind ? --Swift.

Synonyms: aliment, alimentation, nourishment, nutrition, sustenance, victuals

See Also: course, dainty, delicacy, dish, fast food, finger food, food, goody, ingesta, kickshaw, kosher, meal, mess, milk, mince, nutrient, puree, repast, stodge, treat, vitamin, vitamin pill, wheat germ

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