[ noo-tri-tiv, nyoo- ]
/ ˈnu trɪ tɪv, ˈnyu- /
serving to nourish; providing nutriment; nutritious.
of, relating to, or concerned with nutrition: foods with high nutritive value.
an item of nourishing food: a breakfast of cereals, fruits, and other nutritives.
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Origin of nutritive
OTHER WORDS FROM nutritive
nu·tri·tive·ly, adverbnu·tri·tive·ness, nounhy·per·nu·tri·tive, adjectivenon·nu·tri·tive, adjective
non·nu·tri·tive·ly, adverbnon·nu·tri·tive·ness, nounun·nu·tri·tive, adjective
Words nearby nutritive
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British Dictionary definitions for nonnutritive
/ (ˈnjuːtrɪtɪv) /
of, concerning, or promoting nutrition
a nutritious food
Derived forms of nutritivenutritively, adverb
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Medical definitions for nonnutritive
[ nōō′trĭ-tĭv ]
Of or relating to nutrition.
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