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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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