Meaning of nutrient in English:


Pronunciation /ˈnjuːtrɪənt/

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  • A substance that provides nourishment essential for the maintenance of life and for growth.

    ‘fish is a source of many important nutrients, including protein, vitamins, and minerals’
    • ‘The high moisture content and nutrients in cooked food make this growth possible.’
    • ‘The Directive will limit the allowed doses of nutrients, initially vitamins and minerals.’
    • ‘Nitrogen has a favourable position among the essential nutrients in soil.’
    • ‘They replenish nutrients, restore blood sugar levels and help rehydrate the body.’
    • ‘As blood is pumped around the body, it carries oxygen and nutrients that are essential for life.’
    • ‘Generally, side dishes serve to add flavor to the rice rather than provide nutrients.’
    • ‘It also dismisses laboratory evidence which suggests that nutrients can help the growth of algal toxins.’
    • ‘The findings indicated that four out of ten women eat a diet that is likely to deprive a child of essential nutrients.’
    • ‘Root growth defines the extent to which a plant explores soil for water and mineral nutrients.’
    • ‘They also play an important role in allowing nutrients and other chemicals to pass in and out of cells.’
    • ‘Many cultures have developed lunch which rather precisely balances essential nutrients.’
    • ‘To avoid accumulation of nutrients in the growth media, the sand was flushed once every week with water.’
    • ‘Sugary drinks such as sodas fill you up with calories but provide no real nutrients.’
    • ‘Mineral nutrients such as potassium are transported readily in the phloem.’
    • ‘The faster we can clean the blood, the more nutrients and oxygens the blood can carry.’
    • ‘Some essential nutrients have no stores in the body, so we need regular supplies from food.’
    • ‘Most plants rely on a symbiotic fungus to aid them in acquiring water and nutrients from the soil.’
    • ‘The three major nutrients in river water are carbon, nitrogen, and phosphorus.’
    • ‘Like the body's normal cells, cancer cells need a supply of oxygen and other nutrients to survive and grow.’
    • ‘Mangoes are rich in the nutrients lutein and zeaxanthin that appear to help preserve our eyesight as we age.’
    nourishment, nutriment, nutrients, sustenance, food, daily bread


Mid 17th century from Latin nutrient- ‘nourishing’, from the verb nutrire.