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 (no͞o-trĭsh′ən, nyo͞o-)
1. The process of nourishing or being nourished, especially the process by which a living organism assimilates food and uses it for growth and for replacement of tissues.
2. The science or study that deals with food and nourishment, especially in humans.
3. A source of nourishment; food.

[Middle English nutricion, from Old French nutrition, from Late Latin nūtrītiō, nūtrītiōn-, from Latin nūtrītus, past participle of nūtrīre, to suckle; see (s)nāu- in Indo-European roots.]

nu·tri′tion·al adj.
nu·tri′tion·al·ly adv.
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Adv.1.nutritionally - with regard to nutrition; "nutritionally, her new diet is suicide"
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Meals, shakes and juices from Goodness Grill are nutritionally balanced, made with fresh, locally-sourced ingredients and are proving popular with athletes and healthconscious consumers.
The program is intended to provide a nutritionally balanced meal to children who may be nutritionally deprived during the summer recess when the free and reduced-price lunch programs are not available.
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Some diets are nutritionally sound on paper, but they effectively tell the dieter what to eat and when, according to someone else's rules--and human nature, complete with its changeable tastes, cravings, and moods, will sooner or later resist the morass of tangled rules and regulations.
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