Adjective "vitamin" definition and examples

(Vitamin may not be an adjective, but it can be used as an adjective, click here to find out.)

Pronunciation

/ˈvʌɪtəmɪn//ˈvɪtəmɪn/

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Definitions and examples

noun

Any of a group of organic compounds which are essential for normal growth and nutrition and are required in small quantities in the diet because they cannot be synthesized by the body.
  1. as modifier 'vitamin deficiency'
  2. 'This is due to a lack of thiamine, a vitamin that is essential for the mechanisms by which energy is released from foodstuffs.'
  3. 'They will be fed, once a week, a diet of chicken and meat laced with the vitamins and nutrients they need.'
  4. 'Young bodies grow quickly and they need all the vitamins and minerals they can get.'
  5. 'Not so long ago, most people would not have had an ideal regular intake of vitamin C, a vitamin the human body cannot synthesize.'
  6. 'She also said that it could be stress related or maybe even a vitamin deficiency that the tests don't show up.'
  7. 'Studies have shown that deficiency in essential vitamins can lead to antisocial behaviour.'
  8. 'The vitamin can decrease cholesterol and boost circulation - but large doses can cause a red rash.'
  9. 'We include protein for growth and essential minerals and vitamins in raw foods, salads and fruits.'
  10. 'Other genes, to make the plant synthesise essential amino acids and vitamins, can also be added.'
  11. 'Most vitamin and mineral supplements stay in your body and continue to work for two to three days.'

More definitions

1. any of a group of organic substances essential in small quantities to normal metabolism, found in minute amounts in natural foodstuffs or sometimes produced synthetically: deficiencies of vitamins produce specific disorders.

More examples(as adjective)

"products can be vitamin."

"oils can be vitamin."

"drinks can be vitamin."

Origin

Early 20th century: from Latin vita ‘life’ + amine, because vitamins were originally thought to contain an amino acid.