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    #1

    Nutrient/ nutition/ nourishment

    I'm completely confused. Could you please help me to learn the differences between these words. It's like I'm hitting a brick wall.

    Plants obsorb nutrients from the soil.
    Plants get their nutrition from the host.
    Plants get their nourishment/ nutriment from other plants.

    Thank you so much to take the time enlighting me.

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    #2

    Re: Nutrient/ nutition/ nourishment

    Nutrients are the individual chemicals and compounds, and the others basically are considering all the components together IMO. BTW nutriment is not in common usage, in BrE at least.

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