• (British) IPA: /ˈnjuː.tɹi.ənt/
  • (GA) IPA: /ˈnuː.tɹi.ənt/

nutrient (plural nutrients)

  1. A source of nourishment, such as food, that can be metabolized by an organism to give energy and build tissue.
    • 2012, George Monbiot, Guardian Weekly, August 24, p.20
      Even second-generation biofuel#Noun|biofuels, made from crop wastes or wood, are an environmental disaster, either extending the cultivated area or removing the straw and stover#Noun|stovers which protect the soil from erosion#Noun|erosion and keep carbon and nutrients in the ground.
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  1. Providing nourishment.
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