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Wordnet 3.0

NOUN (2)

1. any substance that can be metabolized by an animal to give energy and build tissue;
[syn: food, nutrient]

2. any substance (such as a chemical element or inorganic compound) that can be taken in by a green plant and used in organic synthesis;


ADJECTIVE (1)

1. of or providing nourishment;
- Example: "good nourishing stew"
[syn: alimentary, alimental, nourishing, nutrient, nutritious, nutritive]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Nutrient \Nu"tri*ent\, a. [L. nutriens, p. pr. of nutrire. See Nourish.] Nutritious; nourishing; promoting growth. [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Nutrient \Nu"tri*ent\, n. n. 1. Any substance which has nutritious qualities, i. e., which nourishes or promotes growth; a nutriment. [1913 Webster] 2. Specifically: (Microbiology) A substance added to the growth medium of a microorganism to promote growth. [PJC]




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