Nutrítion. n.s. [from nutritio, nutrio, Lat. nutrition, Fr.] The act or quality of nourishing, supporting strength, or encreasing growth.
New parts are added to our substance to supply our continual decayings; nor can we give a certain account how the aliment is so prepared for nutrition, or by what mechanism it is so regularly distributed. Glanv. Sceps. c. iii.
The obstruction of the glands of the mesentery is a great impediment to nutrition; for the lymph in those glands is a necessary constituent of the aliment before it mixeth with the blood. Arbuthnot on Aliments.
Fix'd like a plant on his peculiar spot,
To draw nutrition, propagate, and rot. Pope.