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nutritive (adjective), more nutritive, most nutritive
1. Relating to a substance that is used by living creatures to help them to grow and be healthy: Jim's mother always tried to provide nutritive meals for the family.
2. A reference to dietary requirements of human beings and other animals to assimilate and to utilize edible substances for new tissues and the production of energy and physical well-being: In order to have a healthy life, people must strive to obtain and to consume nutritive meals.
3. Etymology: from Latin nutritus from nutrire, "to feed, to nourish".
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