Definitions

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.

Etymologies

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

Latin alibilis, from alere, to nourish; see al-2 in Indo-European roots.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

First attested in 1650–1660: from Latin alibilis, from alō ("feed, nourish") + -ibilis ("-ible").

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

    May 3, 2010

  • nutritive

    March 12, 2009