nutrition [ noo- trish- uhn, nyoo- ] SHOW IPA / nuˈtrɪʃ ən, nyu- / PHONETIC RESPELLING noun the act or process of nourishing or of being nourished. the science or study of, or a course of study in, nutrition, especially of humans. the process by which organisms take in and utilize food material. food; nutriment. the pursuit of this science as an occupation or profession. QUIZZES QUIZ YOURSELF ON “ITS” VS. “IT’S”!
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Origin of nutrition
1375–1425; late Middle English <Late Latin
) a feeding, equivalent to Latin
) (past participle of
-iōn- -ion OTHER WORDS FROM nutrition nu·tri·tion·al, nu·tri·tion·ar·y, adjective nu·tri·tion·al·ly, adverb hy·per·nu·tri·tion, noun su·per·nu·tri·tion, noun
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Example sentences from the Web for nutrition
McDonalds wanted universal
nutritional restaurant menu labeling.
But wait, which products in this grocery aisle support “
nutritional labels for your conscience”?
Too often, nowadays, jazz is marketed as though it were a kind of
In the ad, they cite an article published by several Norwegian scientists in the journal
House Republicans propose using tons of highly
nutritional toasted wheat to replace food-stamp program in new Farm Bill.
So milk serves a therapeutic as well as a
Once cleft palates were frequent—prenatal
nutritional deficiencies or traumas.
nutritional defects may appear chiefly in the walls of the blood vessels and lymphatics.
In the first the
nutritional portions were treated, because they are so likely to become putrefied.
Of the orders containing bread the fractional part of the
nutritional energy of the order from this source averaged 43.7 per cent. noun a process in animals and plants involving the intake of nutrient materials and their subsequent assimilation into the tissues Related adjectives: alimentary, trophic the act or process of nourishing the study of nutrition, esp in humans Derived forms of nutrition nutritional or rare nutritionary, adjective nutritionally, adverb Word Origin for nutrition
C16: from Late Latin
nūtrītiō, from nūtrīre to nourish
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n. The process by which living organisms obtain food and use it for growth, metabolism, and repair. Its stages include ingestion, digestion, absorption, transport, assimilation, and excretion. The science that deals with food and nourishment, including dietary guidelines, food composition, and the roles that various nutrients have in maintaining health. Other words from nutrition nu•tri ′tion•al adj.
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The process by which living organisms obtain food and use it for growth, metabolism, and repair. The stages of nutrition include ingestion, digestion, absorption, transport, assimilation, and excretion. The scientific study of food and nourishment, including food composition, dietary guidelines, and the roles that various nutrients have in maintaining health.
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