[noo-tri-tiv, nyoo-] /ˈnu trɪ tɪv, ˈnyu-/
serving to nourish; providing nutriment; nutritious.
of, relating to, or concerned with :
foods with high nutritive value.
an item of nourishing food:
a breakfast of cereals, fruits, and other nutritives.
of, concerning, or promoting nutrition
a nutritious food
late 14c., from Old French nutritif and directly from Medieval Latin nutritivus “nourishing,” from past participle stem of Latin nutrire “to nourish” (see nourish).
nutritive nu·tri·tive (nōō’trĭ-tĭv, nyōō’-)
- Nutritive equilibrium
nutritive equilibrium n. A balance between intake and excretion of nutritive material, with no gain or loss in weight. Also called physiologic equilibrium.
nutriture nu·tri·ture (nōō’trə-chur’, -chər) n.
[nuhts] /nʌts/ Slang. interjection 1. Also, nerts, nertz. (used to express disgust, defiance, disapproval, despair). adjective 2. insane; crazy. Idioms 3. be nuts about, [nuht] /nʌt/ noun 1. a dry fruit consisting of an edible kernel or meat enclosed in a woody or leathery shell. 2. the kernel itself. 3. Botany. a hard, indehiscent, one-seeded […]
- Nuts about
adjective phrase (Variations: nutty may replace nuts) Very enthusiastic about; devoted to; crazy about: I think I’m nuts about you/ I’d be simply nutty about the quadrangles at Oxford [1918+; fr British slang nutty, ”piquant, fascinating,” fr earlier sense ”rich, tasty, desirable, like the kernel of a delicious nut,” altered in slang to nuts and […]