Nutritive Nu"tri*tive, a. [Cf. F. nutritif.] Of or pertaining to nutrition; as, the nutritive functions; having the quality of nourishing; nutritious; nutrimental; alimental; as, nutritive food or berries. [1913 Webster]

{Nutritive plasma}. (Biol.) See {Idioplasma}.

{Nutritive polyp} (Zo["o]l.), any one of the zooids of a compound hydroid, or coral, which has a mouth and digestive cavity. [1913 Webster] -- {Nu"tri*tive*ly}, adv. -- {Nu"tri*tive*ness}, n. [1913 Webster]

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  • nutritively — adverb see nutritive …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • nutritively — See nutritive. * * * …   Universalium

  • nutritively — nuːtrÉ™tɪv / nju adv. in a nutritious manner, in a nourishing manner …   English contemporary dictionary

  • nutritively — nu·tri·tive·ly …   English syllables

  • nutritively — adverb see nutritive I * * * nuˈtritively adverb • • • Main Entry: ↑nutrient …   Useful english dictionary

  • nutritive — nutritively, adv. nutritiveness, n. /nooh tri tiv, nyooh /, adj. 1. serving to nourish; providing nutriment; nutritious. 2. of, pertaining to, or concerned with nutrition: foods with high nutritive value. n. 3. an item of nourishing food: a… …   Universalium

  • Nourishingly — Nour ish*ing*ly, adv. Nutritively; cherishingly. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • nutritive — adjective Date: 14th century 1. of or relating to nutrition 2. nourishing • nutritively adverb …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • nutritive — /ˈnjutrətɪv/ (say nyoohtruhtiv) adjective 1. serving to nourish; affording nutriment. 2. of or concerned in nutrition. {Middle English nutritif(f), from French} –nutritively, adverb –nutritiveness, noun …   Australian English dictionary

  • nutritive — [no͞o′trə tiv, nyo͞o′trə tiv] adj. [ME nutritiff < OFr nutritif < ML nutritivus] 1. having to do with nutrition 2. promoting nutrition; nutritious nutritively adv …   English World dictionary

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