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NUTRITION

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does nutrition mean? 

NUTRITION (noun)
  The noun NUTRITION has 3 senses:

1. (physiology) the organic process of nourishing or being nourished; the processes by which an organism assimilates food and uses it for growth and maintenance
2. a source of materials to nourish the body
3. the scientific study of food and drink (especially in humans)

  Familiarity information: NUTRITION used as a noun is uncommon.


 Dictionary entry details 


NUTRITION (noun)


Sense 1nutrition [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

(physiology) the organic process of nourishing or being nourished; the processes by which an organism assimilates food and uses it for growth and maintenance

Classified under:

Nouns denoting natural processes

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

biological process; organic process (a process occurring in living organisms)

Domain category:

physiology (the branch of the biological sciences dealing with the functioning of organisms)


Sense 2nutrition [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A source of materials to nourish the body

Classified under:

Nouns denoting foods and drinks

Synonyms:

aliment; alimentation; nourishment; nutriment; sustenance; nutrition; victuals

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

food; nutrient (any substance that can be metabolized by an organism to give energy and build tissue)

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

milk (produced by mammary glands of female mammals for feeding their young)

vitamin pill (a pill containing one or more vitamins; taken as a dietary supplement)

wheat germ (embryo of the wheat kernel; removed before milling and eaten as a source of vitamins)

stodge (heavy and filling (and usually starchy) food)

puree (food prepared by cooking and straining or processed in a blender)

mince (food chopped into small bits)

mess (soft semiliquid food)

meal; repast (the food served and eaten at one time)

kosher (food that fulfills the requirements of Jewish dietary law)

ingesta (solid and liquid nourishment taken into the body through the mouth)

finger food (food to be eaten with the fingers)

fast food (inexpensive food (hamburgers or chicken or milkshakes) prepared and served quickly)

dish (a particular item of prepared food)

dainty; delicacy; goody; kickshaw; treat (something considered choice to eat)

course (part of a meal served at one time)

vitamin (any of a group of organic substances essential in small quantities to normal metabolism)


Sense 3nutrition [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

The scientific study of food and drink (especially in humans)

Classified under:

Nouns denoting cognitive processes and contents

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

science; scientific discipline (a particular branch of scientific knowledge)

Domain category:

homo; human; human being; man (any living or extinct member of the family Hominidae characterized by superior intelligence, articulate speech, and erect carriage)


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