nutritive (adj.) late 14c., from O.Fr. nutritif and directly from M.L. nutritivus "nourishing," from pp. stem of L. nutrire "to nourish" (see NOURISH (Cf. nourish)).

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  • Nutritive — Nu tri*tive, a. [Cf. F. nutritif.] Of or pertaining to nutrition; as, the nutritive functions; having the quality of nourishing; nutritious; nutrimental; alimental; as, nutritive food or berries. [1913 Webster] {Nutritive plasma}. (Biol.) See… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • nutritive — index salubrious, salutary Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • nutritive — ► ADJECTIVE 1) of or relating to nutrition. 2) nutritious …   English terms dictionary

  • nutritive — [no͞o′trə tiv, nyo͞o′trə tiv] adj. [ME nutritiff < OFr nutritif < ML nutritivus] 1. having to do with nutrition 2. promoting nutrition; nutritious nutritively adv …   English World dictionary

  • nutritive — ● nutritif, nutritive adjectif (latin médiéval nutritivus, du latin classique nutrire, nourrir) Se dit de ce qui nourrit : Substance nutritive. Qui contient en abondance des éléments ayant la propriété de nourrir. Relatif à la nutrition : Valeur… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • nutritive — [[t]nju͟ːtrɪtɪv, AM nu͟ː [/t]] ADJ: ADJ n The nutritive content of food is all the substances that are in it which help you to remain healthy. Coconut milk has little nutritive value. Syn: nutritional …   English dictionary

  • nutritive — nutritively, adv. nutritiveness, n. /nooh tri tiv, nyooh /, adj. 1. serving to nourish; providing nutriment; nutritious. 2. of, pertaining to, or concerned with nutrition: foods with high nutritive value. n. 3. an item of nourishing food: a… …   Universalium

  • nutritive — adj. Nutritive is used with these nouns: ↑value …   Collocations dictionary

  • nutritive — nu|tri|tive [ nutrətıv ] adjective TECHNICAL 1. ) a nutritive substance is one that is used by living things to help them to grow and be healthy 2. ) connected with NUTRITION …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • nutritive — UK [ˈnjuːtrətɪv] / US [ˈnutrətɪv] adjective 1) a nutritive substance is one that is used by living things to help them to grow and be healthy 2) connected with nutrition …   English dictionary

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