from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Having nutrients; nourishing.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Nutritive; nourishing.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Nutritive.


Latin alibilis, from alere, to nourish; see al-2 in Indo-European roots.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
First attested in 1650–1660: from Latin alibilis[1][2], from alō ("feed, nourish") + -ibilis ("-ible")[1]. (Wiktionary)


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  • JM is liable to be nourished by words such as 'alible'.

    May 3, 2010

  • nutritive

    March 12, 2009