Definition of nutritious in English:

nutritious

Syllabification: nu·tri·tious
Pronunciation: /n(y)o͞oˈtriSHəs
 
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adjective

Nourishing; efficient as food: like all spinach, it is very nutritious and best when young
More example sentences
  • Sponsor a child to provide funding for education, health care and nutritious food.
  • They did get healthy, nutritious food even if it was all low-fat and low-calorie.
  • On the food arrangements, fresh and wholesome nutritious food will be cooked for the children.
Synonyms
nourishing, good for one, full of nutrients, nutritive, nutritional, wholesome, healthy, healthful, beneficial, sustaining

Origin

mid 17th century: from Latin nutritius 'that nourishes' (from nutrex 'a nurse') + -ous.

Derivatives

nutritiously

adverb
More example sentences
  • He said obesity among disadvantaged communities arises from poverty of access to an affordable and nutritiously adequate diet.
  • It is said that genetically modified foods will ensure that the entire world can be fed adequately and nutritiously.
  • You definitely need some information on how to eat nutritiously without having to settle only for bland meals and snacks that, before long, have you reaching for ‘forbidden’ foods that only sabotage your figure.

nutritiousness

noun
More example sentences
  • Dietary nutritiousness could be understood by the quality of breakfast and lunch, as well as type of food ingested.
  • The National Milk and Dairy Farm Exposition, which offers demonstrations of the nutritiousness of milk, cheese, and butter, was officially opened by the Governor at the Grand Central Palace last night.
  • Various information on the nutritiousness and goodness of cocoa are compiled and disseminated to the public and are available upon request.

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