1. a source of materials to nourish the body
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How To Use nutriment In A Sentence

  • The stomach digests the food, and separates the nutriment — chyle — from the aliment, which it gives to the blood for the development of the frame; and the blood, which is understood by the term circulation, digests in its passage through the lungs the nutriment — chyle — to give it quantity and quality, and the oxygen from the air to give it vitality. The Book of Household Management
  • Eventually, in his final entry, he writes ‘I am weaker than ever although I have a good appetite, and relish the nardoo much, but it seems to give no nutriment, and the birds here are so shy as not to be got at.’
  • On this newly made, restricted strip one may peep and botanise without restraint, discovering that though it does not offer conditions at all favourable to the retention of moisture, plants of varied character crowd each other for space and flourish as if drawing nutriment from rich loam. Tropic Days
  • Besides, I've seeing IT eat a lot of junk nutriment those bad for digestion.
  • Ingredient: The ingredient is very complex, it include nutriments of protein, vitamine, sugar tec.
  • In the latter instances, all afflux of nutriment and heat being prevented by the ligature, we see the testes and large fleshy tumours dwindle, die, and finally fall off. On the Motion of the Heart and Blood in Animals
  • The passage is the same as that of the solid nutriment in all those animals that have no penis, in all the ovipara, even those of them that have a bladder, as the tortoises. On the Generation of Animals
  • Rhasis and [1360] Magninus discommend all fish, and say, they breed viscosities, slimy nutriment, little and humorous nourishment. Anatomy of Melancholy
  • THUS THE PIG TRIBE, though not a ruminating mammal, as might be inferred from the number of its molar teeth, is yet a link between the herbivorous and the carnivorous tribes, and is consequently what is known as an omnivorous quadruped; or, in other words, capable of converting any kind of aliment into nutriment. The Book of Household Management
  • Helen Pendennis was a member, bears for a crest, a nest full of little pelicans pecking at the ensanguined bosom of a big maternal bird, which plentifully supplies the little wretches with the nutriment on which, according to the heraldic legend, they are supposed to be brought up. The History of Pendennis
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