nu-tri-tion |n(y)o͞oˈtriSHən|

noun

the process of providing or obtaining the food necessary for health and growth: a guide to good nutrition.

• food; nourishment: a feeding tube gives her nutrition and water.

• the branch of science that deals with nutrients and nutrition, particularly in humans: she took a short course in nutrition | [ as modifier ] : nutrition experts.

DERIVATIVES

nutritional |-SHənl|adjective,

nutritionally |-SHənl-ē|adverb

ORIGIN late Middle English: from late Latin nutritio(n-), from nutrire ‘feed, nourish.’

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