"nutrient" in the noun sense
1. food, nutrient
any substance that can be metabolized by an animal to give energy and build tissue
any substance (such as a chemical element or inorganic compound) that can be taken in by a green plant and used in organic synthesis
"nutrient" in the adjective sense
1. alimentary, alimental, nourishing, nutrient, nutritious, nutritive
of or providing nourishment
"good nourishing stew"
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