Nu"tri*ment (?), n. [L. nutrimentum, fr. nutrire to nourish. See Nourish.]


That which nourishes; anything which promotes growth and repairs the natural waste of animal or vegetable life; food; aliment.

The stomach returns what it has received, in strength and nutriment diffused into all parts of the body. South.


That which promotes development or growth.

Is not virtue in mankind The nutriment that feeds the mind ? Swift.


© Webster 1913.

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