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From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Nu·tri·tive a.  Of or pertaining to nutrition; as, the nutritive functions; having the quality of nourishing; nutritious; nutrimental; alimental; as, nutritive food or berries.
 Nutritive plasma. Biol. See Idioplasma.
 Nutritive polyp Zool., any one of the zooids of a compound hydroid, or coral, which has a mouth and digestive cavity.
 -- Nu*tri*tive*ly, adv. -- Nu*tri*tive*ness, n.