- 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
Related Words for nutrimentalwholesome, beneficial, healthy, nutrient, nutritious, nutritive, alimentative, nutrimental, balanced, good, healthful, invigorating, nourishing, salubrious, salutary, strengthening, alimentary, nutritional
Examples from the Web for nutrimental
Historical Examples of 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 for nutriment
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.