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nutrition Syllabification: nu·tri·tion
Pronunciation: /n(y)o͞oˈtriSH(ə)n/

Definition of nutrition in English:


1The process of providing or obtaining the food necessary for health and growth: a guide to good nutrition
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  • In Australia four food groups are recognised as providing the basic nutrition for health and fitness.
  • Improvements in the public health of women with associated gains in female growth and nutrition must remain a longer term goal.
  • When crops grow quickly and with balanced nutrition, the growth can compensate for slight damage.
1.1Food; nourishment: a feeding tube gives her nutrition and water
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  • She is not on life support, she simply needs a feeding tube when nutrition and hydration are required.
  • Space, light, water, and soil nutrition required by plants can be costly.
1.2The branch of science that deals with nutrients and nutrition, particularly in humans: she took a short course in nutrition [as modifier]: nutrition experts
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  • New and innovative genetic information will advance the science of human nutrition.
  • Kristen earned her undergraduate degree in applied human nutrition at the University of Guelph.
  • John worked in South America and the Caribbean throughout the 1960s as regional adviser in human nutrition.



Example sentences
  • Having said this, there is a lot the media could do to benefit the nutritional health of young people.
  • There are seven very nutritional benefits of lamb that ought to lead you to take it on a more regular basis.
  • We all know of the key nutritional benefits that milk has for those who drink it.


Pronunciation: /-SHənl-ē/
Example sentences
  • Nutritionists agree that a pure vegetarian diet is superior nutritionally and helps prevent and reverse certain diseases, strokes and several types of cancer.
  • Many students eat almost nothing except instant noodles, and are consequently nutritionally deprived of protein, vitamins and microelements.
  • Therefore, it held, nutritionally deficient food impacts negatively on one's ability to learn and benefit from the educational system.


Late Middle English: from late Latin nutritio(n-), from nutrire 'feed, nourish'.

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