nutritive

[ noo-tri-tiv, nyoo- ]
/ ˈnu trɪ tɪv, ˈnyu- /

adjective

serving to nourish; providing nutriment; nutritious.
of, relating to, or concerned with nutrition: foods with high nutritive value.

noun

an item of nourishing food: a breakfast of cereals, fruits, and other nutritives.

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Origin of nutritive

1350–1400; <Medieval Latin nūtrītīvus, equivalent to nūtrīt- (see nutrition) + -īvus-ive; replacing Middle English nutritif<Middle French <Medieval Latin as above

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British Dictionary definitions for nutritive

nutritive
/ (ˈnjuːtrɪtɪv) /

adjective

providing nourishment
of, concerning, or promoting nutrition

noun

a nutritious food

Derived forms of nutritive

nutritively, adverb
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Medical definitions for nutritive

nutritive
[ nōōtrĭ-tĭv ]

adj.

Of or relating to nutrition.
Nutritious; nourishing.
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