Definition for NU-TRI'TION

NU-TRI'TION, n. [L. nutritio, from nutrio, to nourish.]

  1. The net or process of promoting the growth or repairing the waste of animal bodies; the act or process of promoting growth in vegetables. Darwin.
  2. That which nourishes; nutriment. Fixed like a plant on his peculiar spot, / To draw nutrition, propagate, and rot. Pope. There is no nutrition in ardent spirits. L. Beecher.

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