Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Not nutritious; deficient in nourishing qualities; supplying little or no nourishment.
- adj. not providing nourishment
GNU Webster's 1913
- adj. Not nutritious; not furnishing nourishment.
“Is it not astonishing, therefore, that innutritious fare of this land is still tolerated in Australia?”
“In course of time — a weak woman carrying a blanket and living on innutritious foods does not struggle through jungle at any remarkable speed — the foothills and then the low-lying country at the junction of two rivers were reached.”
“The travelling foods are mostly boiled batatas (sweet potatoes), Kwanga, a hard and innutritious pudding-like preparation of cassava which the”
“The men perished, exactly like the missionaries of old, by hard work, insufficient and innutritious food, physical exhaustion, and by the doctor.”
“Burdekin plum (PLEIOGYNIUM SOLANDRI), and all sorts of unpromisingly tough and apparently indigestible, innutritious woodeny nuts and drupes.”
“Then, if success be achieved and the illusion becomes real and transcendental, and other things and conditions merely “innutritious phantoms,” were it not wise, indeed essential, to tell of it all, so that mayhap the illusions of others may be put to the test?”
“That is why taste also is a sort of touch; it is relative to nutriment, which is just tangible body; whereas sound, colour, and odour are innutritious, and further neither grow nor decay.”
“The feeding of an excessive, or insufficient quantity of feed, or a ration that is too concentrated, bulky and innutritious, poor in quality, or spoiled may produce disease.”
“It cannot, like proper foods, be transformed into any element or component of the human body, but passes on, innutritious and for the most part unappropriated.”
“The cattle or the rabbits eat down at once all juicy and succulent plants, leaving only these nauseous or prickly kinds, together with such stringy and innutritious weeds as chervil, plantain, and burdock.”
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