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Nutriment or nutrition

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  • Nutriment is something that increases growth or sustains life. In medical terminology it may refer to something which causes the healing of human tissue. It is a mass noun without a plural form.

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    While nutriment and nutrition come from the same Latin root word, they are not synonyms.

    Nutrition is the act of consuming the correct variety of foods and drinks that results in health and growth. The adjective form is nutritional, and the adverb is nutritionally.

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