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Meaning of NUTRIENT

Pronunciation:  'nootreeunt

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [n]  any substance that can be metabolized by an organism to give energy and build tissue
  2. [adj]  providing nourishment; "good nourishing food"
 

NUTRIENT is a 8 letter word that starts with N.

 

 Synonyms: alimentary, food, nourishing, nutritious, nutritive, wholesome
 
 See Also: aliment, alimentation, beverage, chyme, comestible, commissariat, drink, drinkable, eatable, edible, fare, feed, food product, foodstuff, manna, manna from heaven, matter, miraculous food, nourishment, nutriment, nutrition, pabulum, potable, provender, provisions, substance, sustenance, viands, victual, victuals, vitellus, yolk

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Nu"tri*ent\, a. [L. nutriens, p. pr. of nutrire. See
{Nourish}.]
Nutritious; nourishing; promoting growth. -- n. Any substance
which has nutritious qualities, i. e., which nourishes or
promotes growth.

 
Biology Dictionary
 
 Definition: A substance taken by a cell from its environment and used in catabolic or anabolic reactions.
 

 

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