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nu·tri·tive

 (no͞o′trĭ-tĭv, nyo͞o′-)
adj.
1. Nutritious; nourishing.
2. Of or relating to nutrition.

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

nu′tri·tive·ly adv.

nutritive

(ˈnjuːtrɪtɪv)
adj
1. providing nourishment
2. of, concerning, or promoting nutrition
n
(Biology) a nutritious food
ˈnutritively adv

nu•tri•tive

(ˈnu trɪ tɪv, ˈnyu-)

adj.
1. serving to nourish; nutritious.
2. of, pertaining to, or concerned with nutrition.
n.
3. an item of nourishing food.
[1350–1400; Middle English nutritif < Middle French < Medieval Latin nūtrītīvus= Latin nūtrīt(us), past participle of nūtrīre to feed, nourish + -īvus -ive]
nu′tri•tive•ly, adv.
nu′tri•tive•ness, n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.nutritive - of or providing nourishmentnutritive - of or providing nourishment; "good nourishing stew"
wholesome - conducive to or characteristic of physical or moral well-being; "wholesome attitude"; "wholesome appearance"; "wholesome food"

nutritive

adjective
1. Providing nourishment:
2. Of or relating to food or nutrition:
Translations

nutritive

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nu·tri·tive

a. nutritivo-a, sustancioso-a, alimenticio-a.
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