nu|tri|tious [nju:ˈtrıʃəs US nu:-] adj
[Date: 1600-1700; : Latin; Origin: nutricius, from nutrix 'nurse']
food that is nutritious is full of the natural substances that your body needs to stay healthy or to grow properly
Wholemeal bread is more nutritious than white bread.
Nuts and fruit make nutritious snacks.
The cookbook contains many simple yet highly nutritious meals.

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  • nutritious — index salubrious, salutary Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • nutritious — (adj.) 1660s, from L. nutricius that which nourishes, nurses, from nutrix (gen. nutricis) a nurse, from nutrire (see NOURISH (Cf. nourish)). Related: Nutritiously …   Etymology dictionary

  • nutritious — [adj] healthy alimental, alimentative, balanced, beneficial, good, healthful, health giving, invigorating, nourishing, nutrient, nutrimental, nutritive, salubrious, salutary, strengthening, wholesome; concept 462 Ant. bad, insubstantial,… …   New thesaurus

  • nutritious — ► ADJECTIVE ▪ full of nutrients; nourishing. DERIVATIVES nutritiously adverb …   English terms dictionary

  • nutritious — [no͞o trish′əs, nyo͞otrish′əs] adj. [L nutricius: see NURSE] nourishing; of value as food nutritiously adv. nutritiousness n …   English World dictionary

  • nutritious — [[t]njuːtrɪ̱ʃəs, AM nuː [/t]] ADJ GRADED Nutritious food contains substances which help your body to be healthy. It is always important to choose enjoyable, nutritious foods... Some ready made meals are nutritious and very easy to prepare. Syn:… …   English dictionary

  • nutritious — adj. VERBS ▪ be ▪ make sth ▪ Adapt your usual eating regime to make it more nutritious. ADVERB ▪ extremely, fairly, very …   Collocations dictionary

  • nutritious — nu|tri|tious [ nu trıʃəs ] adjective nutritious foods provide the substances that people need in order to be healthy: a nutritious meal …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • nutritious — adjective food that is nutritious is full of the natural substances that your body needs to stay healthy or to grow properly; nourishing: Wholemeal bread is more nutritious than white bread …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

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