nutritive

  • 1 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

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

    Law dictionary

  • 3 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)) …

    Etymology dictionary

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

    English terms dictionary

  • 5 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

  • 6 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

  • 7 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

  • 8 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

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

    Collocations dictionary

  • 10 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

  • 11 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

  • 12 nutritive — adjective Date: 14th century 1. of or relating to nutrition 2. nourishing • nutritively adverb …

    New Collegiate Dictionary

  • 13 nutritive — adjective a) Of or pertaining to nutrition b) nourishing …

    Wiktionary

  • 14 nutritive — 1. Pertaining to nutrition. 2. Capable of nourishing. SYN: alible. * * * nu·tri·tive n(y)ü trət iv adj 1) of or relating to nutrition 2) NOURISHING * * * nu·tri·tive (nooґtrĭ tiv″) 1. nutritional. 2. nutritious …

    Medical dictionary

  • 15 nutritive — I (Roget s IV) modif. Syn. edible, wholesome, nutritious; see healthful . II (Roget s Thesaurus II) adjective 1. Providing nourishment: alimentary, nourishing, nutrient, nutritious. See INGESTION. 2. Of or relating to food or nutrition:… …

    English dictionary for students

  • 16 nutritive — nu|tri|tive [ˈnju:trıtıv US ˈnu: ] adj 1.) relating to nutrition 2.) formal nutritious …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 17 nutritive — nu·tri·tive || nuːtrÉ™tɪv / nju adj. nourishing; healthy, of high food value …

    English contemporary dictionary

  • 18 nutritive — adjective 1》 relating to nutrition. 2》 nutritious. Origin ME: from med. L. nutritivus, from nutrire nourish …

    English new terms dictionary

  • 19 nutritive — a. See nutritious …

    New dictionary of synonyms

  • 20 nutritive — adjective 1 (no comparative) technical relating to nutrition 2 formal nutritious …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English