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nutritious

[noo-trish-uh s, nyoo-]
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adjective
  1. providing nourishment, especially to a high degree; nourishing; healthful: a good, nutritious meal.

Origin of nutritious

1655–65; < Latin nūtrītius that suckles, nourishes, variant of nūtrīcius, equivalent to nūtrīci- (stem of nūtrīx) nurse (see nurse) + -us adj. suffix (see -ous)
Related formsnu·tri·tious·ly, adverbnu·tri·tious·ness, nounnon·nu·tri·tious, adjectivenon·nu·tri·tious·ly, adverbnon·nu·tri·tious·ness, nounsub·nu·tri·tious, adjectivesub·nu·tri·tious·ly, adverbsub·nu·tri·tious·ness, nounun·nu·tri·tious, adjectiveun·nu·tri·tious·ly, adverb
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British Dictionary definitions for un-nutritious

nutritious

adjective
  1. nourishing, sometimes to a high degree
Derived Formsnutritiously, adverbnutritiousness, noun

Word Origin

C17: from Latin nūtrīcius nourishing, from nūtrix a nurse
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Word Origin and History for un-nutritious

nutritious

adj.

1660s, from Latin nutricius "that which nourishes, nurses," from nutrix (genitive nutricis) "a nurse," from nutrire (see nourish). Related: Nutritiously.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper

un-nutritious in Medicine

nutritious

([object Object])
adj.
  1. Providing nourishment; nourishing.
The American Heritage® Stedman's Medical Dictionary Copyright © 2002, 2001, 1995 by Houghton Mifflin Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Company.

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