What does the word nutritive mean?

    Part of speech: adjective

  • Pertaining to nutrition.

  • Part of speech: adjective

  • Having nutritious properties.

Usage examples for nutritive

  1. But things do not spontaneously present themselves to the palate as they do to the sight; they are generally applied to it, either as food or as medicine; and from the qualities which they possess for nutritive or medicinal purposes they often form the palate by degrees, and by force of these associations. – The Works of the Right Honourable Edmund Burke, Vol. I. (of 12) by Edmund Burke
  2. With which, none the less, it was apparently where he wouldn't find her- and what was there, after all, of nutritive in the image of Newton Winch? – The Finer Grain by Henry James