Definition of nutriment in English:



  • Nourishment; sustenance.

    • ‘By 20th June, Wills was completely reduced by the effects of the cold and their inadequate nutriment.’
    • ‘With these events in mind, it is extraordinary that a man with his limited resources, loss of sleep, lack of nutriment, and high levels of psychological stress performs so brilliantly.’
    • ‘Still, the pleasure of delicious food, or of beautiful decoration, or, in some instances, the utility of better nutriment, seems sufficient to a vast majority of civilised men and women to justify these customs.’
    • ‘If they encounter a speck of nutriment they fan out to quest for more.’
    • ‘Eventually, in his final entry, he writes ‘I am weaker than ever although I have a good appetite, and relish the nardoo much, but it seems to give no nutriment, and the birds here are so shy as not to be got at.’’
    nourishment, nutrients, sustenance, food, daily bread
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Late Middle English: from Latin nutrimentum, from nutrire ‘feed, nourish’.