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Definitions of nutrition:

part of speech: noun

A function of living plants and animals, consisting in the taking in and assimilation through chemical changes ( metabolism) of material whereby tissue is built up and energy liberated; its successive stages are known as digestion, absorption, assimilation, and excretion; in highly organized animals digestion is preceded by mastication and deglutition, and excretion is effected by expiration, perspiration, urination, and defecation.

Usage examples for nutrition:

  • For when the great Force of Life has once started, the same movements which constitute that life continue, and give rise to nutrition the first of the great faculties, or powers, of life. "The Truth About Woman", C. Gasquoine Hartley
  • Upon a perfect circulation depends perfect nutrition "What a Young Woman Ought to Know", Mary Wood-Allen

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