Nutriment



[noo-truh-muh nt, nyoo-] /ˈnu trə mənt, ˈnyu-/

noun
1.
any substance or matter that, taken into a living organism, serves to sustain it in its existence, promoting growth, replacing loss, and providing energy.
2.
anything that nourishes; nourishment; food.
/ˈnjuːtrɪmənt/
noun
1.
any material providing nourishment
n.

1540s, from Latin nutrimentum “nourishment; support,” from nutrire “to nourish, suckle, feed,” from PIE *nu-tri-, from root *(s)nau- “to swim, flow, let flow,” hence “to suckle” (cf. Sanskrit snauti “she drips, gives milk;” Greek nan “I flow”), extended form of root *sna- “to swim” (see natatorium).

nutriment nu·tri·ment (nōō’trə-mənt, nyōō’-)
n.

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