Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun nutrition

3 senses of nutrition

Sense 1
nutrition -- ((physiology) the organic process of nourishing or being nourished; the processes by which an organism assimilates food and uses it for growth and maintenance)
       => organic process, biological process -- (a process occurring in living organisms)

Sense 2
nutriment, nourishment, nutrition, sustenance, aliment, alimentation, victuals -- (a source of materials to nourish the body)
       => food, nutrient -- (any substance that can be metabolized by an animal to give energy and build tissue)

Sense 3
nutrition -- (the scientific study of food and drink (especially in humans))
       => science, scientific discipline -- (a particular branch of scientific knowledge; "the science of genetics")

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