nutritive

[noo-tri-tiv, nyoo-]
adjective
1.
serving to nourish; providing nutriment; nutritious.
2.
of, pertaining to, or concerned with nutrition: foods with high nutritive value.
noun
3.
an item of nourishing food: a breakfast of cereals, fruits, and other nutritives.

Origin:
1350–1400; < Medieval Latin nūtrītīvus, equivalent to nūtrīt- (see nutrition) + -īvus -ive; replacing Middle English nutritif < Middle French < Medieval Latin as above

nutritively, adverb
nutritiveness, noun
hypernutritive, adjective
nonnutritive, adjective
nonnutritively, adverb
nonnutritiveness, noun
unnutritive, adjective
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nutritive (ˈnjuːtrɪtɪv)
 
adj
1.  providing nourishment
2.  of, concerning, or promoting nutrition
 
n
3.  a nutritious food
 
'nutritively
 
adv

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nutritive nu·tri·tive (nōō'trĭ-tĭv, nyōō'-)
adj.

  1. Of or relating to nutrition.

  2. Nutritious; nourishing.

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Example sentences
In addition, they are producing fewer nuts and seeds, which are of declining
  nutritive value.
Besides, the good nutritive supplement is another aspect of the problem.
Therefore the rice which is ready for the table is completely lacking in all
  nutritive qualities.
The flesh of mutton ranks with the flesh of beef in nutritive value and
  digestibility.
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