- having to do with nutrition
- promoting nutrition; nutritious
Origin of nutritiveMiddle English nutritiff from Old French nutritif from Medieval Latin nutritivus
- Nutritious; nourishing.
- Of or relating to nutrition.
Origin of nutritiveMiddle English nutritif from Old French from Late Latin nūtrītīvus from Latin nūtrītus past participle of nūtrīre to suckle ; see (s)nāu- in Indo-European roots.
(comparative more nutritive, superlative most nutritive)
From Middle French nutritif, from Late Latin nÅ«tritÄ«vus, from the participle stem of Latin nÅ«triÅ (“I suckle").