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- providing nourishment, especially to a high degree; nourishing; healthful: a good, nutritious meal.
Origin of nutritious
1655–65;Related formsnu·tri·tious·ly, adverbnu·tri·tious·ness, nounnon·nu·tri·tious, adjectivenon·nu·tri·tious·ly, adverbnon·nu·tri·tious·ness, nounsub·nu·tri·tious, adjectivesub·nu·tri·tious·ly, adverbsub·nu·tri·tious·ness, nounun·nu·tri·tious, adjectiveun·nu·tri·tious·ly, adverb
< Latin nūtrītius
that suckles, nourishes, variant of nūtrīcius,
equivalent to nūtrīci-
(stem of nūtrīx
) nurse (see nurse
) + -us
adj. suffix (see -ous
Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018
British Dictionary definitions for un-nutritious
Derived Formsnutritiously, adverbnutritiousness, noun
- nourishing, sometimes to a high degree
C17: from Latin nūtrīcius nourishing, from nūtrix a nurse
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Word Origin and History for un-nutritious
1660s, from Latin nutricius "that which nourishes, nurses," from nutrix (genitive nutricis) "a nurse," from nutrire (see nourish). Related: Nutritiously.
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un-nutritious in Medicine
- Providing nourishment; nourishing.
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