- 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 n&umacron;tr&imacron;t&imacron;vus, from Latin n&umacron;tr&imacron;tus, past participle of n&umacron;tr&imacron;re, to suckle; see (s)nau- 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").