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nutrition (physiology)

Definition:

the organic process of nourishing or being nourished; the processes by which an organism assimilates food and uses it for growth and maintenance

Class:

process noun (natural processes)

Plural:

nutritions

Original source:

Princeton WordNet

Etymology:

Middle English nutricion, from Old French nutrition, from Late Latin nūtrītiō,...
(Source: American Heritage Dictionary)  [more]

All senses of nutrition...

Definition references  (+images)

Wikipedia:

Nutrition | nourishment | aliment

the provision, to cells and organisms, of the materials necessary to support life. Many common health problems can be prevented or alleviated with a healthy diet. The diet of an organism is what it eats, which is largely determined by the perceived ... (42 of 14629 words, 9 images)

en​.wikipedia​.org​/wiki​/Nutrition

Britannica Encyclopedia:

nutrition [diet]

the assimilation by living organisms of food materials that enable them to grow, maintain themselves, and reproduce. Food serves multiple functions in ... (22 of 488 words, 5 images)

www​.britannica​.com​/E​Bchecked​/topic​/422875​/nutrition

Collins Dictionary:

nutrition | nutritional [derived]

a process in animals and plants involving the intake of nutrient materials ... | the act or process of nourishing | the study of nutrition, especially ... (24 of 424 words, 3 definitions, 9 usage examples, pronunciation)

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/nutrition

Columbia Encyclopedia:

nutrition

study of the materials that nourish an organism and of the manner in which the separate components are used for maintenance, repair, growth, and ... (24 of 140 words)

www​.infoplease​.com​/ce​6​/sci​/A​0836216​.html

Merriam-Webster:

nutrition | nourishment [sense-specific, synonym] | nutritional [adjective, related] | nutritionally [adverb, related]

the act or process of nourishing or being nourished ; specifically, the sum ... | "nourishment" [sense-specific] (16 of 89 words, 2 definitions, pronunciations)

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/dictionary​/nutrition

Oxford Dictionary:

nutrition | nutritional [derived] | nutritionally [derived]

the process of providing or obtaining the food necessary for health and growth | food or nourishment | the branch of science that deals with nutrients ... (24 of 86 words, 3 definitions, 2 usage examples, pronunciation)

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/english​/nutrition

American Heritage Dictionary:

nutrition | nutritional [adjective, related] | nutritionally [adverb, related]

The process of nourishing or being nourished, especially the process by ... | The science or study that deals with food and nourishment, especially in ... (24 of 80 words, 3 definitions, pronunciation)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/nutrition

New World Dictionary:

nutrition | nutritional [adjective, related] | nutritionally [adverb, related]

a nourishing or being nourished; especially, the series of processes by ... | anything that nourishes; nourishment; food | the science or study of ... (22 of 64 words, 3 definitions, pronunciation)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/nutrition

Random House Dictionary:

nutrition

the act or process of nourishing or of being nourished. | the science or study of, or a course of study in, nutrition, especially of humans. | the ... (26 of 59 words, 5 definitions, pronunciation)

dictionary​.infoplease​.com​/nutrition

Cambridge Dictionary:

nutrition

the substances that you take into your body as food and the way that they influence your health | the process of taking in and using food, or the ... (28 of 58 words, 2 definitions, 3 usage examples, pronunciations)

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/nutrition

Macmillan British Dictionary:

nutrition [uncountable]

food considered as something that keeps you healthy | the science of food and its effect on health and growth (19 of 44 words, 2 definitions, 1 usage example, pronunciation)

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/british​/nutrition

Wiktionary:

nutrition

The organic process by which an organism assimilates food and uses it for growth and maintenance. (16 of 34 words, pronunciations)

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/nutrition

Encarta Dictionary:

nutrition

the process of absorbing nutrients from food and processing them in the body in order to keep healthy or to grow | the science that deals with foods ... (27 of 75 words, 3 definitions, pronunciation)

encarta​.msn​.com​/dictionary 1861684168​/definition​.html  [offline]

Etymology references

American Heritage Dictionary:

nutrition

Origin: Middle English nutricion, from Old French nutrition, from Late Latin nūtrītiō, nūtrītiōn-, from Latin nūtrītus, ... (15 of 26 etymology words)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/nutrition

Merriam-Webster:

nutrition

First use: 15th century

Origin: Middle English nutricioun, from Late Latin nutrition-, nutritio, from Latin nutrire

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/dictionary​/nutrition

Oxford Dictionary:

nutrition

Origin: late Middle English: from late Latin nutritio(n-), from nutrire "feed, nourish"

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/english​/nutrition

Online Etymology:

nutrition

First use: 1550s

Origin: Latin nutritionem (nominative nutritio) "a nourishing", from nutrire "nourish, suckle".

www​.etymonline​.com​/index​.php term=nutrition

Collins Dictionary:

nutrition

First use: 16th century

Origin: from Late Latin nūtrītiō, from nūtrīre to nourish

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/nutrition

New World Dictionary:

nutrition

Origin: Middle French from Latin nutritio, nutricio from nutrix, "nurse"

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/nutrition

Encarta Dictionary:

nutrition

First use: Mid-16th century

Origin: French from Latin nutrition- from nutrire "nourish"

encarta​.msn​.com​/dictionary 1861684168​/definition​.html  [offline]

Audio references

Collins Dictionary:

nutrition

Audio: North American English pronunciation of "nutrition"

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/nutrition

Cambridge Dictionary:

nutrition

Audio 1: British English pronunuciation of "nutrition"

Audio 2: North American English pronunuciation of "nutrition"

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/nutrition

Macmillan American Dictionary:

nutrition [uncountable]

Audio: North American pronunciation of "nutrition"

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/american​/nutrition

Macmillan British Dictionary:

nutrition [uncountable]

Audio: British English pronunciation of "nutrition"

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/british​/nutrition

the Free Dictionary:

nutrition

Audio 1: North American English pronunciation of "nutrition"

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www​.thefreedictionary​.com​/nutrition

Google Dictionary:

nutrition

Audio: English pronunciation of "nutrition"

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Merriam-Webster Pronunciation:

nutrition

Audio: North American pronunciation of "nutrition"

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/audio​.php file=nutrit​02 word=nutrition

nutrition

Audio: North American pronunciation of "nutrition"

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YourDictionary Audio:

nutrition

Audio: North American English pronunciation of "nutrition" by speech synthesizer

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