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Nutriment

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Nútriment. n.s. [nutrimentum, Latin.] That which feeds or nourishes; food; aliment.

                          This slave
Has my lord's meat in him,
Why should it thrive and turn to nutriment?
Shakesp.

The stomach returns what it has received, in strength and nutriment, diffused into all the parts of the body. South.

Does not the body thrive and grow,
By food of twenty years ago?
And is not virtue in mankind,
The nutriment that feeds the mind?
Swift's Miscell.

Sources: South, Robert (158) · Swift, Jonathan (306) · Shakespeare's Timon of Athens (32)

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Cite this page: Johnson, Samuel. "Nutriment." A Dictionary of the English Language: A Digital Edition of the 1755 Classic by Samuel Johnson. Edited by Brandi Besalke. Last modified: November 10, 2012. http://johnsonsdictionaryonline.com/?p=2942.


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