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Answer for the clue "Nourishing material ", 9 letters:
nutriment

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Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary Word definitions in Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary
1540s, from Latin nutrimentum "nourishment; support," from nutrire "to nourish, suckle, feed," from PIE *nu-tri- , from root *(s)nau- "to swim, flow, let flow," hence "to suckle" (cognates: Sanskrit snauti "she drips, gives milk;" Greek nan "I flow"), extended ...

WordNet Word definitions in WordNet
n. a source of materials to nourish the body [syn: nourishment , nutrition , sustenance , aliment , alimentation , victuals ]

The Collaborative International Dictionary Word definitions in The Collaborative International Dictionary
Nutriment \Nu"tri*ment\, n. [L. nutrimentum, fr. nutrire to nourish. See Nourish .] That which nourishes; a nutrient; anything which promotes growth and repairs the natural waste of animal or vegetable life; food; aliment. The stomach returns what it has ...

Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English Word definitions in Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
noun EXAMPLES FROM CORPUS ▪ Beetle grubs may spend seven years boring through wood and extracting nutriment from that most indigestible of materials, cellulose. ▪ Having a rather poor root system, it gets nutriment mainly from the water. ▪ I imagined I ...

Wiktionary Word definitions in Wiktionary
n. 1 A source of nourishment; food. 2 Something that promotes growth or development; a nutrient.

Usage examples of nutriment.

The species of earthworms, some of which occupy forested districts as well as the fields, have the habit of passing the soil material through their bodies, extracting from the mass such nutriment as it may contain.

She has been seven hours now since her last heart failure, during which time she has enjoyed 13 major orgasms whilst absorbing nearly a gallon of nutriment.

Part of the discipline of the hedonists of the Red Manorial Schools was that they take all nutriment not through traditional living-pool absorptions but in a more ancient fashion, by eating.

They found the Errin laying atop the man prone on his back, ignoring her pink induced revulsion at contact, her fingers holding the chest wound open so that her tongue could realign the torn heart tissue and supply all the nutriments to heal it, along with the nanomachines to accelerate repair.

And I suddenly realized that, in the peculiar parlance of the cavern city, the favor of the Lords is to permit such as Hoom to supply them the nutriment of their life blood.

I was a little surprised at the liberty That Boy had taken in introducing an extra peptic element at our table, reflecting as I did that a certain number of avoirdupois ounces of nutriment which the visitor would dispose of corresponded to a very appreciable pecuniary amount, so that he was levying a contribution upon our Landlady which she might be inclined to complain of.

The boys, with the agile energy of their kind, had leaped out to scamper about on the rimy buffalo-grass, dull gray, dried and withered, yet full of nutriment for the little droves of horned cattle already browsing placidly along the slopes where but a few years before the Sioux and Cheyenne chased great herds of bison.

The queen ordered the two males with the largest quantity of appropriate nutriments -- not very much unfortunately, though understandably -- to apply tongues to the cleanly severed stump, closing blood vessels against the future flow and depositing the nanomachines that would soon guide regrowth.

The greater portion of the nutriment assimilated, is required for growth and organic development, and they can ill afford its expenditure for mental manifestations.

He starts with a cell as they do, grows to maturity by assimilative organization and endowing transformation of foreign nutriment as they do, his life is a continuous process of waste and repair of tissues as theirs is, and there is, from the scientific point of view, no conceivable reason why he should not be subject to physical death as they are.

Possibly, these several differences may be connected with some difference in the flow of nutriment towards the central and external flowers: we know, at least, that in irregular flowers, those nearest to the axis are oftenest subject to peloria, and become regular.

John forgot his bays--forgot even Grace, as he listened to the affecting story related by the woman, who was much revived by some nutriment Denbigh had obtained from a cottage near them, and to which they were about to proceed by his directions, as Moseley interrupted them.

In paralysis it should be our aim to improve local and general nutrition, to relieve local congestions and inflammations, to produce absorption of deposited matters, and to force an abundance of blood through palsied muscles, from which they may derive a proper supply of nutriment, and to which they may give up the products of waste.

The queen ordered the two males with the largest quantity of appropriate nutriments -- not very much unfortunately, though understandably -- to apply tongues to the cleanly severed stump, closing blood vessels against the future flow and depositing the nanomachines that would soon guide regrowth.

Fingerlike projections of gastrointestinal mucosae lining the gut, main function being absorption of nutriments.