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  2  definitions  found 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Nutrient  \Nu"tri*ent\,  a.  [L.  nutriens,  p.  pr  of  nutrire  See 
  Nutritious;  nourishing;  promoting  growth.  --  n.  Any  substance 
  which  has  nutritious  qualities,  i.  e.,  which  nourishes  or 
  promotes  growth. 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
  adj  :  providing  nourishment;  "good  nourishing  food"  [syn:  {alimentary}, 
  {nourishing},  {nutritious},  {nutritive}] 
  n  :  any  substance  that  can  be  metabolized  by  an  organism  to  give 
  energy  and  build  tissue  [syn:  {food}] 

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