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English noun: nutrition

1. nutrition (process) (physiology) the organic process of nourishing or being nourished; the processes by which an organism assimilates food and uses it for growth and maintenance


Broader (hypernym)biological process, organic process


Domain categoryphysiology

2. nutrition (food) a source of materials to nourish the body


Synonymsaliment, alimentation, nourishment, nutriment, sustenance, victuals


Broader (hypernym)food, nutrient


Narrower (hyponym)course, dainty, delicacy, dish, fast food, finger food, goody, ingesta, kickshaw, kosher, meal, mess, milk, mince, puree, repast, stodge, treat, vitamin, wheat germ

3. nutrition (cognition) the scientific study of food and drink (especially in humans)


Broader (hypernym)science, scientific discipline


Domain categoryhomo, human, human being, man









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