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nutritive

[noo-tri-tiv, nyoo-] /ˈnu trɪ tɪv, ˈnyu-/
adjective
1.
serving to nourish; providing nutriment; nutritious.
2.
of, relating 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
1350-1400; < Medieval Latin nūtrītīvus, equivalent to nūtrīt- (see nutrition) + -īvus -ive; replacing Middle English nutritif < Middle French < Medieval Latin as above
Related forms
nutritively, adverb
nutritiveness, noun
hypernutritive, adjective
nonnutritive, adjective
nonnutritively, adverb
nonnutritiveness, noun
unnutritive, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for un nutritive

nutritive

/ˈnjuːtrɪtɪv/
adjective
1.
providing nourishment
2.
of, concerning, or promoting nutrition
noun
3.
a nutritious food
Derived Forms
nutritively, adverb
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Word Origin and History for un nutritive

nutritive

adj.

late 14c., from Old French nutritif and directly from Medieval Latin nutritivus "nourishing," from past participle stem of Latin nutrire "to nourish" (see nourish).

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un nutritive in Medicine

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

  1. Of or relating to nutrition.

  2. Nutritious; nourishing.

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