nutriment

[noo-truh-muhnt, nyoo-]
noun
1.
any substance or matter that, taken into a living organism, serves to sustain it in its existence, promoting growth, replacing loss, and providing energy.
2.
anything that nourishes; nourishment; food.

Origin:
1375–1425; late Middle English < Latin nūtrīmentum nourishment, equivalent to nūtrī(re) to nourish, feed + -mentum -ment

nutrimental [noo-truh-men-tl, nyoo-] , adjective
nonnutriment, noun
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nutriment (ˈnjuːtrɪmənt)
 
n
any material providing nourishment
 
[C16: from Latin nūtrīmentum, from nūtrīre to nourish]
 
nutrimental
 
adj

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nutriment nu·tri·ment (nōō'trə-mənt, nyōō'-)
n.

  1. A source of nourishment; food.

  2. An agent that promotes growth or development.

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Example sentences
The store of nutriment laid up within the seeds of many plants seems at first to have no sort of relation to other plants.
Fowl should be used for stock in preference to chicken, as it is cheaper, and contains a larger amount of nutriment.
Dams also reduce sediment and nutriment flow downstream and reduce the temperature of the water.
Understanding this nutriment leads to understanding the three feelings.
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