Nutritive meaning

no͝otrĭ-tĭv, nyo͝o-
Nutritious; nourishing.
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Of or relating to nutrition.
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Having to do with nutrition.
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Promoting nutrition; nutritious.
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Nutritious; nourishing.
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Relating to nutrition.
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Of or pertaining to nutrition.
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Origin of nutritive

  • Middle English nutritif from Old French from Late Latin nūtrītīvus from Latin nūtrītus past participle of nūtrīre to suckle (s)nāu- in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Middle French nutritif, from Late Latin nÅ«tritÄ«vus, from the participle stem of Latin nÅ«triō (“I suckle").

    From Wiktionary