- A substance that provides nourishment essential for growth and the maintenance of life: fish is a source of many important nutrients, including protein, vitamins, and mineralsMore example sentences
- The high moisture content and nutrients in cooked food make this growth possible.
- The Directive will limit the allowed doses of nutrients, initially vitamins and minerals.
- Nitrogen has a favourable position among the essential nutrients in soil.
mid 17th century: from Latin nutrient- 'nourishing', from the verb nutrire.
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