Nourishable
Nourishable Nour"ish*a*ble, a. [Cf. F. nourrissable.] [1913 Webster] 1. Capable of being nourished; as, the nourishable parts of the body. --Grew. [1913 Webster]

2. Capable of giving nourishment. [Obs.] --Bp. Hall. [1913 Webster]


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  • nourishable — adjective Capable of being nourished …   Wiktionary

  • nourishable — nour·ish·able …   English syllables

  • nourishable — shəbəl adjective Etymology: Middle English, from nurishen + able 1. obsolete : capable of giving nourishment 2. : capable of receiving nourishment …   Useful english dictionary

  • nourish — nourishable, adj. nourisher, n. /nerr ish, nur /, v.t. 1. to sustain with food or nutriment; supply with what is necessary for life, health, and growth. 2. to cherish, foster, keep alive, etc.: He had long nourished the dream of living abroad. 3 …   Universalium

  • nourish — /ˈnʌrɪʃ / (say nurish) verb (t) 1. to sustain with food or nutriment; supply with what is necessary for maintaining life. 2. to foster or promote. {Middle English norische(n), from Old French noriss , stem of norir, from Latin nūtrīre suckle,… …   Australian English dictionary

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