nutriment

Part of speech: noun

Food; sustenance.

Part of speech: adjective

Nutrimental.

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Usage examples "nutriment":

  1. If these parasites are crushed, it will be found that their intestines are completely filled with a dark, thick mass of blood abstracted from the animal host and containing nutriment that should go to the formation of milk, flesh, and the laying on of fat. - "Special Report on Diseases of Cattle", U.S. Department of Agriculture J.R. Mohler.
  2. The stem- cured grass which generally furnished adequate nutriment had been largely consumed by the grasshoppers. - "Roosevelt in the Bad Lands", Hermann Hagedorn.
  3. That suggests that to an ambitious young sapling it offers little nutriment, but the pines, at least, seem to thrive on it. - "With the French in France and Salonika", Richard Harding Davis.