nourishment
noun Date: 15th century 1. a. food, nutriment b. sustenance 3 <
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2. the act of nourishing ; the state of being nourished

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  • Nourishment — Nour ish*ment, n. [Cf. OF. norrissement.] [1913 Webster] 1. The act of nourishing, or the state of being nourished; nutrition. [1913 Webster] 2. That which serves to nourish; nutriment; food. [1913 Webster] Learn to seek the nourishment of their… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • nourishment — (n.) early 15c., food, sustenance, from O.Fr. norissement food, nourishment, from norrir (see NOURISH (Cf. nourish)). From c.1300 as fostering …   Etymology dictionary

  • nourishment — index preservation, sustenance Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • nourishment — nutriment, sustenance, *food, aliment, pabulum, pap Analogous words: support, keep, maintenance, sustenance, *living …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • nourishment — [n] food aliment, diet, feed, foodstuff, home cooking*, maintenance, nutriment, nutrition, pabulum, pap*, provender, support, sustenance, viands, victuals, vittles*; concept 457 Ant. deprivation, starvation …   New thesaurus

  • nourishment — ► NOUN 1) the food or other substances necessary for growth, health, and good condition. 2) the action of nourishing …   English terms dictionary

  • nourishment — [nʉr′ish mənt] n. [ME norysshement < OFr norissement] 1. a nourishing or being nourished 2. something that nourishes; food; nutriment …   English World dictionary

  • nourishment — n. 1) to take nourishment 2) to give nourishment 3) nourishment for * * * [ nʌrɪʃmənt] to give nourishment to take nourishment nourishment for …   Combinatory dictionary

  • nourishment — [[t]nʌ̱rɪʃmənt, AM nɜ͟ːr [/t]] 1) N UNCOUNT If something provides a person, animal, or plant with nourishment, it provides them with the food that is necessary for life, growth, and good health. The mother provides the embryo with nourishment and …   English dictionary

  • nourishment — nour|ish|ment [ˈnʌrıʃmənt US ˈnə: , ˈnʌ ] n [U] formal 1.) the food and other substances that people and other living things need to live, grow, and stay healthy ▪ lack of proper nourishment ▪ The soil provides nourishment for plant roots. 2.)… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • nourishment — noun ADJECTIVE ▪ adequate, proper ▪ lack of adequate nourishment ▪ emotional, intellectual, spiritual VERB + NOURISHMENT …   Collocations dictionary

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