Part of speech: noun
Origin: Late middle English, 15th century
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."
“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.