From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Nutriment \Nu"tri*ment\, n. [L. nutrimentum, fr. nutrire to
   nourish. See Nourish.]
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   1. That which nourishes; a nutrient; anything which promotes
      growth and repairs the natural waste of animal or
      vegetable life; food; aliment.
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            The stomach returns what it has received, in
            strength and nutriment diffused into all parts of
            the body.                             --South.
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   2. That which promotes development or growth.
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            Is not virtue in mankind
            The nutriment that feeds the mind?    --Swift.
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