nutritive

Part of speech:

Pertaining to nutrition.

Part of speech: adjective

Having nutritious properties.

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Usage examples "nutritive":

  1. The nutritive material within a seed. - "The Wonder Island Boys: Exploring the Island", Roger Thompson Finlay.
  2. 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)", Edmund Burke.
  3. 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", Henry James.