Nutritiveness
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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  • nutritiveness — nu·tri·tive·ness …   English syllables

  • nutritiveness — noun the quality of being nourishing and promoting healthy growth • Syn: ↑nutritiousness • Derivationally related forms: ↑nutritive, ↑nutritious (for: ↑nutritiousness) • Hypernyms: ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • nutritiousness — noun the quality of being nourishing and promoting healthy growth • Syn: ↑nutritiveness • Derivationally related forms: ↑nutritive (for: ↑nutritiveness), ↑nutritious • Hypernyms: ↑ …   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

  • 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

  • alimental — adjective of or providing nourishment good nourishing stew • Syn: ↑alimentary, ↑nourishing, ↑nutrient, ↑nutritious, ↑nutritive • Similar to: ↑wholesome …   Useful english dictionary

  • wholesomeness — noun the quality of being beneficial and generally good for you • Ant: ↑unwholesomeness • Derivationally related forms: ↑wholesome • Hypernyms: ↑quality • Hyponyms: ↑nutritiousness, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

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