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A.Word.A.Day--nutraceutical

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nutraceutical (noo-truh-SOO-ti-kuhl) noun, adjective

1. A food with (or believed to have) medicinal properties.

2. Pertaining to nutraceuticals.

[Blend of nutrient and pharmaceutical.]

"Some of the new nutraceutical waters will be priced comparably; others will cost about twice as much as plain bottled water." Phil Lempert, Today's Water Is Getting All Juiced Up, The Los Angeles Times, Sep 18, 2000.

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The sun, with all those planets revolving around it and dependent upon it, can still ripen a bunch of grapes as if it had nothing else in the universe to do. -Galileo Galilei, physicist and astronomer (1564-1642)

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