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nutritive

[noo-tri-tiv, nyoo-] /ˈnu trɪ tɪv, ˈnyu-/
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
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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