I. adjective Date: 1941 containing several vitamins and especially all known to be essential to health <
a multivitamin pill
II. noun Date: 1947 a multivitamin preparation

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • multivitamin — mul·ti·vi·ta·min vīt ə mən, Brit also vit adj containing several vitamins and esp. all known to be essential to health <a multivitamin formula> multivitamin n a multivitamin preparation …   Medical dictionary

  • multivitamin — UK [ˈmʌltɪˌvɪtəmɪn] / US [ˈmʌltɪˌvaɪtəmɪn] / US [ˈmʌltaɪˌvaɪtəmɪn] noun [countable] Word forms multivitamin : singular multivitamin plural multivitamins a pill that some people take to make them healthier, containing various vitamins and minerals …   English dictionary

  • multivitamin — /mul ti vuy teuh min/, adj. 1. containing or consisting of several vitamins: multivitamin capsules. n. 2. a compound of several vitamins. [1940 45; MULTI + VITAMIN] * * * …   Universalium

  • multivitamin — noun a pill or tablet containing several vitamins • Syn: ↑multivitamin pill • Hypernyms: ↑vitamin pill • Substance Meronyms: ↑vitamin …   Useful english dictionary

  • multivitamin — 1. noun a) A mixture of vitamins b) A preparation containing such a mixture 2. adjective Describing such a preparation …   Wiktionary

  • multivitamin — mul|ti|vit|a|min [ˈmʌltıˌvıtəmın, ˌvaı US ˌvaı ] n a ↑pill or liquid containing many different ↑vitamins …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • multivitamin — n. vitamin pill which contains various vitamins …   English contemporary dictionary

  • multivitamin — mul·ti·vitamin …   English syllables

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