- any substance or matter that, taken into a living organism, serves to sustain it in its existence, promoting growth, replacing loss, and providing energy.
- anything that nourishes; nourishment; food.
Origin of nutriment
Examples from the Web for nutrimental
As to old hard fibre, we are not in a position to say whether or not it possesses any nutrimental value worth taking into account.The Stock-Feeder's Manual
Charles Alexander Cameron
The hostess must also, of course, direct the nutrimental as well as the conversational process of the feast.Missy
Thus a portion of the elements of manure and nutrimental matter passes into the living bodies without being entirely subdued.The American Reformed Cattle Doctor
- any material providing nourishment
Word Origin and History for nutrimental
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).
- A source of nourishment; food.
- An agent that promotes growth or development.