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nutrient (s) (noun), nutrients (pl)
1. In biological energetics, food; or any substance which provides the specific elements necessary for the growth, maintenance, and reproduction of living organisms: There are countless kinds of nutrients, some of which are yolks of eggs, water, milk, flour, tapioca, cocoa, etc.
2. A substance that provides nourishment: The nutrients consist of minerals that a plant takes from the soil or the constituents in food that keep a human body healthy and help it to grow.
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