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Nutrition definitions

Webster's 1828 Dictionary

NUTRI'TION, n. [L., to nourish.]
1. The act or process of promoting the growth or repairing the waste of animal bodies; the act or process of promoting growth in vegetables.
2. That which nourishes; nutriment.
Fixed like a plant on his peculiar spot, to draw nutrition, propagate, and rot.
There is no nutrition in ardent spirits.

WordNet (r) 3.0 (2005)

1: (physiology) the organic process of nourishing or being nourished; the processes by which an organism assimilates food and uses it for growth and maintenance
2: a source of materials to nourish the body [syn: nutriment, nourishment, nutrition, sustenance, aliment, alimentation, victuals]
3: the scientific study of food and drink (especially in humans)

Merriam Webster's

noun Etymology: Middle English nutricioun, from Late Latin nutrition-, nutritio, from Latin nutrire Date: 15th century 1. the act or process of nourishing or being nourished; specifically the sum of the processes by which an animal or plant takes in and utilizes food substances 2. nourishment 1 nutritional adjective nutritionally adverb

Oxford Reference Dictionary

n. 1 a the process of providing or receiving nourishing substances. b food, nourishment. 2 the study of nutrients and nutrition. Derivatives: nutritional adj. Etymology: F nutrition or LL nutritio (as NUTRIENT)

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Nutrition Nu*tri"tion, n. [Cf. F. nutrition. See Nutritious.] 1. (Physiol.) In the broadest sense, a process or series of processes by which the living organism as a whole (or its component parts or organs) is maintained in its normal condition of life and growth. Note: In this wide sense it comprehends digestion, absorption, circulation, assimilation, etc., in fact all of the steps by which the nutritive matter of the food is fitted for incorporation with the different tissues, and the changes which it undergoes after its assimilation, prior to its excretion. See Metabolism. 2. (Physiol.) In a more limited sense, the process by which the living tissues take up, from the blood, matters necessary either for their repair or for the performance of their healthy functions. 3. That which nourishes; nutriment. Fixed like a plant, on his peculiar spot, To draw nutrition, propagate, and rot. --Pope.

Collin's Cobuild Dictionary

Nutrition is the process of taking food into the body and absorbing the nutrients in those foods. There are alternative sources of nutrition to animal meat...

Soule's Dictionary of English Synonyms

n. 1. Nourishing, feeding. 2. Food, nutriment.

Moby Thesaurus

appetite, baking, barbecuing, basting, boiling, braising, brewing, broil, broiling, cannibalism, carnivorism, carnivority, carnivorousness, catering, chewing, consumption, cookery, cooking, cropping, cuisine, culinary science, deglutition, devouring, devourment, dieting, dining, domestic science, eating, epulation, feasting, feeding, frying, gluttony, gobbling, grazing, grilling, herbivorism, herbivority, herbivorousness, home economics, hunger, ingestion, licking, manducation, mastication, messing, munching, nibbling, omnivorism, omnivorousness, omophagy, pan-broiling, pantophagy, pasture, pasturing, pecking, poaching, regalement, relishing, roasting, rumination, sauteing, savoring, searing, shirring, simmering, steeping, stewing, tasting, toasting, vegetarianism, wolfing

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