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 Dictionary entry overview: What does nutrient mean? 

  The noun NUTRIENT has 1 sense:

1. any substance that can be metabolized by an organism to give energy and build tissue

  Familiarity information: NUTRIENT used as a noun is very rare.

NUTRIENT (adjective)
  The adjective NUTRIENT has 1 sense:

1. of or providing nourishment

  Familiarity information: NUTRIENT used as an adjective is very rare.

 Dictionary entry details 


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Any substance that can be metabolized by an organism to give energy and build tissue

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Nouns with no superordinates


food; nutrient

Hypernyms ("nutrient" is a kind of...):

matter; substance (that which has mass and occupies space)

Meronyms (parts of "nutrient"):

food; solid food (any solid substance (as opposed to liquid) that is used as a source of nourishment)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "nutrient"):

vitellus; yolk (nutritive material of an ovum stored for the nutrition of an embryo (especially the yellow mass of a bird or reptile egg))

soul food (food traditionally eaten by African-Americans in the South)

water (a fluid necessary for the life of most animals and plants)

beverage; drink; drinkable; potable (any liquid suitable for drinking)

manna; manna from heaven; miraculous food ((Old Testament) food that God gave the Israelites during the Exodus)

feed; provender (food for domestic livestock)

commissariat; provender; provisions; viands; victuals (a stock or supply of foods)

aliment; alimentation; nourishment; nutriment; nutrition; sustenance; victuals (a source of materials to nourish the body)

food product; foodstuff (a substance that can be used or prepared for use as food)

fare (the food and drink that are regularly consumed)

comestible; eatable; edible; pabulum; victual; victuals (any substance that can be used as food)

comfort food (food that is simply prepared and gives a sense of wellbeing; typically food with a high sugar or carbohydrate content that is associated with childhood or with home cooking)

chyme (a semiliquid mass of partially digested food that passes from the stomach through the pyloric sphincter into the duodenum)

NUTRIENT (adjective)

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Of or providing nourishment


alimental; alimentary; nourishing; nutrient; nutritious; nutritive

Context example:

good nourishing stew


wholesome (conducive to or characteristic of physical or moral well-being)

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