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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

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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