nutrient (plural nutrients)
- A source of nourishment, such as food, that can be metabolized by an organism to give energy and build tissue.
- 2012, George Monbiot, Guardian Weekly, August 24, p.20
substance that provides nourishment
- Providing nourishment.
- nutrient in Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913.
- nutrient in The Century Dictionary, New York, N.Y.: The Century Co., 1911.