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Topic: NUTRITION

Date: 1600-1700
Language: Latin
Origin: nutricius, from nutrix 'nurse'

nutritious

adjective
     
nu‧tri‧tious
DFNDFN 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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