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nourishment

noun nour·ish·ment \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
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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

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NOURISHMENT Defined for Kids

nourishment

noun nour·ish·ment \ˈnər-ish-mənt\

Definition of NOURISHMENT for Kids

:  something (as food) that causes growth or health
Medical Dictionary

nourishment

noun nour·ish·ment \ˈnər-ish-mənt, ˈnə-rish-\

Medical Definition of NOURISHMENT

1
:  food 1, nutriment
2
:  the act of nourishing or the state of being nourished

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