Nourished
Nourish Nour"ish (n[u^]r"[i^]sh), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Nourished} (n[u^]r"[i^]sht); p. pr. & vb. n. {Nourishing}.] [OE. norisen, norischen, OF. nurir, nurrir, norir, F. nourrir, fr. L. nutrire. Cf. {Nurse}, {Nutriment}, and see {-ish}.] [1913 Webster] 1. To feed and cause to grow; to supply with matter which increases bulk or supplies waste, and promotes health; to furnish with nutriment. [1913 Webster]

He planteth an ash, and the rain doth nourish it. --Is. xliv. 14. [1913 Webster]

2. To support; to maintain. [1913 Webster]

Whiles I in Ireland nourish a mighty band. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

3. To supply the means of support and increase to; to encourage; to foster; as, to nourish rebellion; to nourish the virtues. ``Nourish their contentions.'' --Hooker. [1913 Webster]

4. To cherish; to comfort. [1913 Webster]

Ye have nourished your hearts. --James v. 5. [1913 Webster]

5. To educate; to instruct; to bring up; to nurture; to promote the growth of in attainments. --Chaucer. [1913 Webster]

Nourished up in the words of faith. --1 Tim. iv. 6. [1913 Webster]

Syn: To cherish; feed; supply. See {Nurture}. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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