Nutriment

Nu"tri*ment

(?), n. [L. nutrimentum, fr. nutrire to nourish. See Nourish.]
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1. That which nourishes; a nutrient; anything which promotes growth and repairs the natural waste of animal or vegetable life; food; aliment.
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The stomach returns what it has received, in strength and nutriment diffused into all parts of the body.
South.
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2. That which promotes development or growth.
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Is not virtue in mankind
The nutriment that feeds the mind?
Swift.
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