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Noun: nutrition  n(y)oo'tri-shun
  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. What needs to be eaten to sustain a person's body; food, esp. food containing the required vitamins and energy
    - nutriment, nourishment, sustenance, aliment, alimentation, victuals
  3. The scientific study of food and drink (especially in humans)

Derived forms: nutritions

Type of: biological process, food, nutrient, organic process, science, scientific discipline

Encyclopedia: Nutrition