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nutrient (plural nutrients)
- A source of nourishment, such as food, that can be metabolized by an organism to give energy and build tissue.
- 2012, George Monbiot, Guardian Weekly, August 24, p.20
substance that provides nourishment
- providing nourishment
- nutrient in Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913
- nutrient in The Century Dictionary, The Century Co., New York, 1911