Definition of nutritious adjective from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//njuˈtrɪʃəs//
; NAmE NAmE//nuˈtrɪʃəs//
(approving) Diet
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(of food) very good for you; containing many of the substances which help the body to grow synonym nourishing tasty and nutritious meals compare nutritional See related entries: Diet Word Originmid 17th cent.: from Latin nutritius ‘that nourishes’ (from nutrex ‘a nurse’) + -ous.Extra examples Adapt your usual eating regime to make it more nutritious. Lentil soup is highly nutritious and easy to prepare. Start the day with a nutritious breakfast.
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