1. [syn: nutriment, nourishment, nutrition, sustenance, aliment, alimentation, victuals]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Nutriment \Nu"tri*ment\, n. [L. nutrimentum, fr. nutrire to
nourish. See Nourish.]
1. That which nourishes; a nutrient; anything which promotes
growth and repairs the natural waste of animal or
vegetable life; food; aliment.
The stomach returns what it has received, in
strength and nutriment diffused into all parts of
the body. --South.
2. That which promotes development or growth.
Is not virtue in mankind
The nutriment that feeds the mind? --Swift.
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):
n 1: a source of materials to nourish the body [syn:
nutriment, nourishment, nutrition, sustenance,
aliment, alimentation, victuals]
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:
20 Moby Thesaurus words for "nutriment":
aliment, alimentation, bread, bread and butter, growth regulator,
keep, livelihood, living, maintenance, nourishment, nurture,
nutrient, nutritive, pabulum, pap, refection, refreshment,
subsistence, support, sustenance