Definition of nutritive in English:


Syllabification: nu·tri·tive
Pronunciation: /ˈn(y)o͞otrətiv


  • 1Of or relating to nutrition: the food was low in nutritive value
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    • Herman is looking for new genetic, genomic, and proteomic methods to improve protein, oil, and nutritive value in soybeans.
    • Barley is an important energy supplement but there is a large amount of variability in nutritive value among barley varieties.
    • Milk proteins have a smooth mouth feel and high nutritive and biological value.
  • 1.1Providing nourishment; nutritious: nutritive food
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    • She said that it could be effectively overcome by the consumption of highly nutritive foods.
    • Earlier they used to provide some nutritive food supplements to the poor patients.
    • People are now conscious of healthy eating - but our taste buds do not want bland and nutritive food.


late Middle English: from medieval Latin nutritivus, from nutrire 'feed, nourish'.

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