from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Nutritious; nourishing.
- adj. Of or relating to nutrition.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adj. Of or pertaining to nutrition
- adj. Nourishing, nutritional.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Of or pertaining to nutrition; ; having the quality of nourishing; nutritious; nutrimental; alimental.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Having the property of nourishing; nutritious.
- Of, concerned in, or pertaining to nutrition: as, the nutritive functions or processes.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. of or providing nourishment
"Food carried from the stomach to the blood can not become _nutritive_ till it is properly oxygenated in the lungs; so that a small quantity of food, even if less wholesome, may be made nutritive by pure air as it passes through the lungs.
Cambridge, England, tells us) is fully equal to beef or mutton in nutritive value to man.
Bananas, grapes and strawberries contain to each part of proteid from 10 to 12 parts of other solid nutritive constituents (any oil being calculated into starch equivalents); this is termed the nutritive ratio.
To this tonic impression on the nerves of the stomach the prompt and salutary effects of what are called nutritive medicaments may be attributed, such as chocolate, and every substance that gently stimulates and nourishes at the same time.
At that point, the other cells begin to putrefy and become what's called the nutritive soup - out of which the imaginal cells create the absolute unpredictable miracle of the butterfly.
No single food better defines the Texas character; it has, in fact, become a kind of nutritive metaphor for the romanticized, prairie-hardened personality of Texans.
During the first trimester the fetus is a "nutritive" soul, a life principle that we share with animals and plants.
Wine can be made from any fruit, but only grapes have the balanced quantities of sugar, acid, tannin (which comes from the grape skins), nutritive salts to feed the yeast, and the proper water content to produce such a stunning variety and quality of wines.
Alcohol on the whole was more widely consumed on a daily basis simply because water supplies were often impure and water had no nutritive value, and so people added interest to their daily alcoholic drinks by adding other ingredients.
Colors should be vibrant; yellow leaves means they're long past fresh, and have lost much of their nutritive value.