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Grub vs. Nutrition

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Grubnoun

(countable) An immature stage in the life cycle of an insect; a larva.

Nutritionnoun

(biology) The organic process by which an organism assimilates food and uses it for growth and maintenance.

Grubnoun

Food.

‘pub grub’;

Nutritionnoun

That which nourishes; nutriment.

Grubnoun

A dirty person.

Nutritionnoun

In the broadest sense, a process or series of processes by which a living organism as a whole (or its component parts or organs) is maintained in its normal condition of life and growth.

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Grubnoun

A despicable person; a lowlife.

Nutritionnoun

In a more limited sense, the process by which the living tissues take up, from the blood, matters necessary either for their repair or for the performance of their healthy functions.

Grubnoun

(obsolete) A short, thick man; a dwarf.

Nutritionnoun

That which nourishes; nutriment.

‘Fixed like a plant, on his peculiar spot,To draw nutrition, propagate, and rot.’;

Grubverb

To scavenge or in some way scrounge, typically for food.

Nutritionnoun

(physiology) the organic process of nourishing or being nourished; the processes by which an organism assimilates food and uses it for growth and maintenance

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Grubverb

(ambitransitive) To dig; to dig up by the roots; to root out by digging; often followed by up.

‘to grub up trees, rushes, or sedge’;

Nutritionnoun

a source of materials to nourish the body

Grubverb

To supply with food.

Nutritionnoun

the scientific study of food and drink (especially in humans)

Grubverb

To eat.

Nutrition

Nutrition is the biochemical and physiological process by which an organism uses food to support its life. It includes ingestion, absorption, assimilation, biosynthesis, catabolism and excretion.The science that studies the physiological process of nutrition is called nutritional science (also nutrition science).

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Grubverb

To dig in or under the ground, generally for an object that is difficult to reach or extricate; to be occupied in digging.

Grubverb

To drudge; to do menial work.

Grubverb

To dig; to dig up by the roots; to root out by digging; - followed by up; as, to grub up trees, rushes, or sedge.

‘They do not attempt to grub up the root of sin.’;

Grubverb

To supply with food.

Grubnoun

The larva of an insect, especially of a beetle; - called also grubworm. See Illust. of Goldsmith beetle, under Goldsmith.

‘Yet your butterfly was a grub.’;

Grubnoun

A short, thick man; a dwarf.

Grubnoun

Victuals; food.

‘I 'd sooner ballads write, and grubstreet lays.’;

Grubnoun

informal terms for a meal

Grubnoun

a soft thick wormlike larva of certain beetles and other insects

Grubverb

ask for and get free; be a parasite

Grubverb

search about busily

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