Nutriment Nu"tri*ment, n. [L. nutrimentum, fr. nutrire to nourish. See {Nourish}.] [1913 Webster] 1. That which nourishes; a nutrient; anything which promotes growth and repairs the natural waste of animal or vegetable life; food; aliment. [1913 Webster]

The stomach returns what it has received, in strength and nutriment diffused into all parts of the body. --South. [1913 Webster]

2. That which promotes development or growth. [1913 Webster]

Is not virtue in mankind The nutriment that feeds the mind? --Swift. [1913 Webster]

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