from The Century Dictionary.

  • Not nutritious; deficient in nourishing qualities; supplying little or no nourishment.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective Not nutritious; not furnishing nourishment.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • adjective not providing nourishment


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  • Is it not astonishing, therefore, that innutritious fare of this land is still tolerated in Australia?

    The Art of Living 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.

    Tropic Days

  • The men perished, exactly like the missionaries of old, by hard work, insufficient and innutritious food, physical exhaustion, and by the doctor.

    Two Trips to Gorilla Land and the Cataracts of the Congo

  • Burdekin plum (PLEIOGYNIUM SOLANDRI), and all sorts of unpromisingly tough and apparently indigestible, innutritious woodeny nuts and drupes.

    The Confessions of a Beachcomber

  • 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?

    The Confessions of a Beachcomber

  • The travelling foods are mostly boiled batatas (sweet potatoes), Kwanga, a hard and innutritious pudding-like preparation of cassava which the

    Two Trips to Gorilla Land and the Cataracts of the Congo

  • 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.

    On the Soul

  • 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.

    Common Diseases of Farm Animals

  • 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.

    A Practical Physiology

  • 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.

    Journeys Through Bookland, Vol. 8


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