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A substance that provides nourishment essential for the maintenance of life and for growth:‘fish is a source of many important nutrients, including protein, vitamins, and minerals’
nourishment, nutriment, nutrients, sustenance, food, daily breadView synonyms
- ‘The high moisture content and nutrients in cooked food make this growth possible.’
- ‘Generally, side dishes serve to add flavor to the rice rather than provide nutrients.’
- ‘The Directive will limit the allowed doses of nutrients, initially vitamins and minerals.’
- ‘Some essential nutrients have no stores in the body, so we need regular supplies from food.’
- ‘Root growth defines the extent to which a plant explores soil for water and mineral nutrients.’
- ‘Most plants rely on a symbiotic fungus to aid them in acquiring water and nutrients from the soil.’
- ‘Like the body's normal cells, cancer cells need a supply of oxygen and other nutrients to survive and grow.’
- ‘The findings indicated that four out of ten women eat a diet that is likely to deprive a child of essential nutrients.’
- ‘The faster we can clean the blood, the more nutrients and oxygens the blood can carry.’
- ‘The three major nutrients in river water are carbon, nitrogen, and phosphorus.’
- ‘They also play an important role in allowing nutrients and other chemicals to pass in and out of cells.’
- ‘To avoid accumulation of nutrients in the growth media, the sand was flushed once every week with water.’
- ‘Mangoes are rich in the nutrients lutein and zeaxanthin that appear to help preserve our eyesight as we age.’
- ‘Many cultures have developed lunch which rather precisely balances essential nutrients.’
- ‘It also dismisses laboratory evidence which suggests that nutrients can help the growth of algal toxins.’
- ‘Nitrogen has a favourable position among the essential nutrients in soil.’
- ‘They replenish nutrients, restore blood sugar levels and help rehydrate the body.’
- ‘As blood is pumped around the body, it carries oxygen and nutrients that are essential for life.’
- ‘Mineral nutrients such as potassium are transported readily in the phloem.’
- ‘Sugary drinks such as sodas fill you up with calories but provide no real nutrients.’
Mid 17th century: from Latin nutrient- nourishing, from the verb nutrire.
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