Definition of nourish
2 : to promote the growth of no occasions to exercise the feelings nor nourish passion — L. O. Coxe nourished soccer as a sport in this country needed to nourish his spiritual life
Examples of nourish in a Sentence
Vitamins are added to the shampoo to nourish the hair.
a friendship nourished by trust
Recent Examples of nourish from the Web
The one that nourished Anderson's creativity, and equally his body and soul, will never be developed.
For anyone still attempting this style, please don’t forget your Viviscal and don’t forget, what nourishes you, also destroys you.
The Alzheimer’s Prevention Food Guide — A Quick Nutritional Reference to Foods that Nourish and Protect the Brain From Alzheimer’s Disease.
Bortles was instructed by UCF’s coaching staff, nourished by UCF’s dining halls and strengthened by UCF’s weight room.
May’s sense of social responsibility was nourished by her upbringing as the child of a rural Anglican vicar.
The purpose of this month is to give charity, to grow our character and our inner lives and to nourish our soul through service.
A good breakfast fuels you for the day ahead and nourishes your body and soul.
Calls for a bailout have been growing louder over worries that legions of angry middle-class savers — who bought the bank’s bonds and financed the deal — would destabilize Italy’s already wobbly government and nourish far-right parties.
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Origin and Etymology of nourish
Middle English nurishen, from Anglo-French nuriss-, stem of nurrir, norrir, from Latin nutrire to suckle, nourish; akin to Greek nan to flow, noteros damp, Sanskrit snauti it drips
First Known Use: 14th centurySee Words from the same year
NOURISH Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of nourish for English Language Learners
: to provide (someone or something) with food and other things that are needed to live, be healthy, etc.
: to cause (something) to develop or grow stronger
NOURISH Defined for Kids
Definition of nourish for Students
: to cause to grow or live in a healthy state especially by providing with enough good food or nutrients
nourishingadjective a nourishing meal
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