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
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 century
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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