Definition of nutriment in English:

nutriment

Line breaks: nu¦tri|ment
Pronunciation: /ˈnjuːtrɪm(ə)nt
 
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noun

[mass noun]
  • Nourishment; sustenance: the bees reprocess the food and extract the last particle of nutriment from it figurative he took the Bible for spiritual nutriment
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    • Eventually, in his final entry, he writes ‘I am weaker than ever although I have a good appetite, and relish the nardoo much, but it seems to give no nutriment, and the birds here are so shy as not to be got at.’
    • By 20th June, Wills was completely reduced by the effects of the cold and their inadequate nutriment.
    • If they encounter a speck of nutriment they fan out to quest for more.

Derivatives

nutrimental

Pronunciation: /-ˈmɛnt(ə)l/
adjective
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  • Those foods not only are nutrimental to our lung, but also can comfort and relax our thorax, reduce allergies of the nose, dry coughing, sore throat, and asthma diseases.
  • This study aims to develop a simple, rapid, simultaneous and quantitative method for evaluating nutrimental elements of the plant vigor using an X-ray fluorescent (XRF) spectroscopic method.
  • These series include herbal freckle-ridding, acne-eradicating, wrinkle-reducing products and herbal nutrimental layer, herbal whitening ointment, acne ointment, acne prime fluid, Vitamin E cream, etc.

Origin

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

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