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Thursday, June 30

Nutriment

[NOO-trə-mənt]

Part of speech: noun

Origin: Late middle English, 15th century

1.

Nourishment; sustenance.

Examples of Nutriment in a sentence

"My mother’s meals were simple but full of nutriment."

"Siobhan wanted wholesome nutriment after a weekend of eating junk food."

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About Nutriment

“Nutriment” is taken from the Latin “nūtrīmentum,” meaning “nourishment.”

Did you Know?

The word “nourishment” is more common than “nutriment,” but “nutriment” often means the same thing. “Nutriment” describes both food (as a plural noun) and the nourishment that food contains in the form of vitamins, minerals, and energy. A person may eat nutriments, but they may also eat a food for its nutriment.

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