- nourishing; providing nourishment or nutriment.
- containing or conveying nutriment, as solutions or vessels of the body.
- a nutrient substance.
Origin of nutrient
Examples from the Web for nutrients
It drains your body of nutrients and vitamins, attacking the central nervous system and leaving you in a dehydrated, hazy state.History's Craziest Hangover Cures
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As digesting food passes through the small intestine, it mixes with chemicals from the liver, and nutrients are absorbed.‘Rectal Feeding’ Has Nothing to Do with Nutrition, Everything to Do with Torture
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As the heart pumps blood to the far reaches of the body, it requires its own blood flow to receive vital oxygen and nutrients.Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s Risky Heart Surgery
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Hyperemesis Gravidarum is very acute morning sickness, which may require supplementary hydration, medication and nutrients.Second Royal Baby for Kate
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The bacteria are dependent on the nutrients being supplied to them in the lab.Synthetic DNA: The New Drug Makers?
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The nutrients in each, however, differ both as to kind and proportion.
During cooking 30 to 40 per cent of the nutrients are extracted.
In a mixed ration, the nutrients of milk are practically all absorbed.
The meat, however, would furnish the larger amount of nutrients.
The change is in solubility and form, and not in amount of nutrients available.
- any of the mineral substances that are absorbed by the roots of plants for nourishment
- any substance that nourishes an organism
- providing or contributing to nourishmenta nutrient solution
Word Origin and History for nutrients
"a nutritious substance," 1828, noun use of adjective (1640s) meaning "providing nourishment," from Latin nutrientem (nominative nutriens), present participle of nutrire "to nourish, suckle, feed, foster" (see nourish).
- A source of nourishment, especially an ingredient in a food.
- A substance that provides nourishment for growth or metabolism. Plants absorb nutrients mainly from the soil in the form of minerals and other inorganic compounds, and animals obtain nutrients from ingested foods.