One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
nourishment, nutrients, sustenance, food, daily breadView synonyms
- ‘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.’’
Late Middle English: from Latin nutrimentum, from nutrire ‘feed, nourish’.
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