nutritious (adj.) 1660s, from L. nutricius "that which nourishes, nurses," from nutrix (gen. nutricis) "a nurse," from nutrire (see NOURISH (Cf. nourish)). Related: Nutritiously.

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  • nutritious — index salubrious, salutary Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • nutritious — [adj] healthy alimental, alimentative, balanced, beneficial, good, healthful, health giving, invigorating, nourishing, nutrient, nutrimental, nutritive, salubrious, salutary, strengthening, wholesome; concept 462 Ant. bad, insubstantial,… …   New thesaurus

  • nutritious — ► ADJECTIVE ▪ full of nutrients; nourishing. DERIVATIVES nutritiously adverb …   English terms dictionary

  • nutritious — [no͞o trish′əs, nyo͞otrish′əs] adj. [L nutricius: see NURSE] nourishing; of value as food nutritiously adv. nutritiousness n …   English World dictionary

  • nutritious — nu|tri|tious [nju:ˈtrıʃəs US nu: ] adj [Date: 1600 1700; : Latin; Origin: nutricius, from nutrix nurse ] food that is nutritious is full of the natural substances that your body needs to stay healthy or to grow properly ▪ Wholemeal bread is more… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • nutritious — [[t]njuːtrɪ̱ʃəs, AM nuː [/t]] ADJ GRADED Nutritious food contains substances which help your body to be healthy. It is always important to choose enjoyable, nutritious foods... Some ready made meals are nutritious and very easy to prepare. Syn:… …   English dictionary

  • nutritious — adj. VERBS ▪ be ▪ make sth ▪ Adapt your usual eating regime to make it more nutritious. ADVERB ▪ extremely, fairly, very …   Collocations dictionary

  • nutritious — nu|tri|tious [ nu trıʃəs ] adjective nutritious foods provide the substances that people need in order to be healthy: a nutritious meal …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • nutritious — adjective food that is nutritious is full of the natural substances that your body needs to stay healthy or to grow properly; nourishing: Wholemeal bread is more nutritious than white bread …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

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