nourishment


nour·ish·ment

noun \ˈnər-ish-mənt, ˈnə-rish-\

: food and other things that are needed for health, growth, etc.

Full Definition of NOURISHMENT

1
a :  food, nutriment
b :  sustenance 3 <books for intellectual nourishment>
2
:  the act of nourishing :  the state of being nourished

Examples of NOURISHMENT

  1. These children are suffering because they lack proper nourishment.
  2. Soil provides nourishment to plants.

First Known Use of NOURISHMENT

15th century

Related to NOURISHMENT

Synonyms
aliment, food, sustenance, pabulum

nour·ish·ment

noun \ˈnər-ish-mənt, ˈnə-rish-\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of NOURISHMENT

2
: the act of nourishing or the state of being nourished

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