Nutritive



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

adjective
1.
serving to nourish; providing nutriment; nutritious.
2.
of, relating to, or concerned with :
foods with high nutritive value.
noun
3.
an item of nourishing food:
a breakfast of cereals, fruits, and other nutritives.
/ˈnjuːtrɪtɪv/
adjective
1.
providing nourishment
2.
of, concerning, or promoting nutrition
noun
3.
a nutritious food
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).

nutritive nu·tri·tive (nōō’trĭ-tĭv, nyōō’-)
adj.

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