1. [ noun ] the scientific study of food and drink (especially in humans)
Related terms: science homo
2. [ noun ] (food) a source of materials to nourish the body
Synonyms: sustenance nourishment aliment alimentation victuals nutriment
Related terms: food meal dish vitamin dainty mess milk vitamin_pill stodge finger_food mince kosher course puree ingesta fast_food wheat_germ nourish nutrify
3. [ noun ] (biology) the organic process of nourishing or being nourished; the processes by which an organism assimilates food and uses it for growth and maintenance
Related terms: organic_process physiology
Similar spelling:   nutritional