Definition of nutrio
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LNS
nūtriō, nūtrīre, nūtrīvī, nūtrītus
-, -, nūtriī, -
νέω, σνεϝω, Sanscr. root snu, flow; Gr. νέω (σνεϝω), swim; cf. nurus
verb (4th conjugation)
  1. to suckle, nourish, feed, foster, bring up, rear
  2. to nourish, support, maintain, foster
  3. To nourish, nurse, take care of, attend to
  4. to mix wine with spices
  5. to preserve
  6. to nourish, cherish, support, cultivate, sustain
Abbreviations
nūtrio, īvi and ii, ītum (contr. form, nutrīmus for nutrivimus, Nemes. Ecl. 3, 26: nutribat for nutriebat, Verg. A. 11, 572; Sil. 16, 29; so, nutribant, Verg. A. 7, 485: nutribo for nutriam, Rhemn. Palaem. 1383; Cledon. 1914.

—In the dep. form, nutritor for nutrito, Verg. G. 2, 425; cf. Prisc. p. 798 P.), 4, v. a. Sanscr. root snu-, flow; Gr. νέω (σνεϝω), swim; cf. nurus, to suckle, nourish, feed, foster, bring up, rear (syn. alere; not in Cic., but v. nutrix and nutrimentum). Lit.: quos lupa nutrit, Ov. F. 2, 415: nutritus lacte ferino, id. Tr. 3, 11, 3: ilignā nutritus glande, Hor. S. 2, 4, 40: balaenae mammis nutriunt fetus, Plin. 11, 40, 95, § 235: serpente ciconia pullos Nutrit, Juv. 14, 75: taurus nutritus in herbā, id. 12, 12.

— Transf., to nourish, support, maintain, foster.

—Of plants: terra herbas Nutrit, Ov. R. Am. 45: myrtos roscido umore nutrire, Cat. 61, 25: nutriri cinere vult ruta, Plin. 19, 8, 45, § 156: fruges humo nutriente, Curt. 8, 10, 8; Petr. 120: Pax Cererem nutrit, Ov. F. 1, 704.

— Poet.: Edonis nutritum missile ventis, a shaft taken from a tree toughened by storms, Val. Fl. 6, 340.

— To nourish, nurse, take care of, attend to the body: cura corporum nutriendorum, Liv. 4, 52: aegrum nutrire per eos cibos, quos, etc., Cels. 3, 23: vires, id. ib.: ulcus, to heal, id. 5, 26: damnum naturae in filio, Liv. 7, 4: morbos, Cels. 6, 6: capillum, Plin. 22, 22, 39, § 82: comam, Hier. in Amos, 8, 9 sq.; Vulg. 1 Cor. 11, 14 sq.: cutem, mulierum in facie incorruptam, Plin. 21, 21, 91, § 159.

— Nutrire vinum, to mix wine with spices, in order that it may keep, Col. 12, 30, 1: nutritum vinum, id. 12, 21, 3.

— In gen., to preserve: nutriuntur optime (mensae citreae) splendescuntque, manu siccā fricatae, Plin. 13, 15, 30, § 99.

— Trop., to nourish, cherish, support, cultivate, sustain: indoles Nutrita faustis sub penetralibus, Hor. C. 4, 4, 25: amorem, Ov. A. A. 3, 579: pascere ac nutrire furorem (al. favorem), Sil. 7, 497: impetus ille sacer qui vatum pectora nutrit, Ov. P. 4, 2, 25: carmen, id. ib. 3, 4, 26: artes bonas, praecipue studia litterarum, Aur. Vict. Epit. 41, 14: nummi, quos hic quincunce modesto nutrieras, Pers. 5, 149: Graeciam, i. e. to treat mildly, Liv. 36, 35.

—Of fire, to feed: gnes suscitat foliisque nutrit, Ov. M. 8, 643; 6, 493: graves simultates, quas Mucianus callide nutriebat, Tac. H. 3, 53 fin.: nimiam ac marcentem diu pacem, id. G. 36.
 
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