nour·​ish·​ing | \ ˈnər-i-shiŋ How to pronounce nourishing (audio) , ˈnə-ri- \

Definition of nourishing

: giving nourishment : nutritious

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Examples of nourishing in a Sentence

milk should be part of a nourishing breakfast
Recent Examples on the Web Soup is perhaps the most nourishing, most economical and most satisfying food. Aleksandra Crapanzano, WSJ, "Soothing Winter Soup Recipes," 27 Feb. 2021 The ingredient list impressed me right off the bat, as it's made with ultra-nourishing ingredients like shea butter, sunflower seed oil, avocado oil, coconut oil, and olive fruit oil. Kaleigh Fasanella, Allure, "This $8 Hair Mask Has Been Saving My Dry, Brittle Strands This Winter," 2 Jan. 2021 Wilder recommends it for breakfast as a nourishing start to a new day. Jennifer Rude Klett, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Lighten up after coronavirus lockdown: how to lose weight, get healthy and boost immunity with food," 2 June 2020 True to its name, this cult-favorite essence clarifies and revives dull complexions at an almost magical speed, due to a nourishing infusion of rosemary and mint essential oils and the brand’s signature grape seed extracts. Jane Sung, Condé Nast Traveler, "The Best Face Mists to Keep in Your Purse (and Dopp Kit)," 19 May 2020 Her go-to: Moroccanoil Mending Infusion ($28;, a nourishing styling product that zaps dryness, fights frizz, and prevents damage. Christina Oehler,, "How to Cut Your Own Hair at Home, According to Stylists," 1 May 2020 Rest, drink plenty of fluids and eat nourishing food. Michael Finnegan, Los Angeles Times, "COVID-19 symptoms: How can I tell if I’ve got the coronavirus?," 25 Mar. 2020 Other professionally nourishing aspects of public exposure, from the real-time exchange of ideas on-site to visits from curators, also have been thwarted. Leah Ollman, Los Angeles Times, "Artists spend months, even years, working on a gallery show. What if no one sees it?," 30 Apr. 2020 Her mission is to provide cheap and nourishing lunches to primary school children from poor families. Milly Chan, CNN, "This Kenyan nutritionist is keeping schoolkids fed -- even during lockdown," 24 Apr. 2020

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First Known Use of nourishing

14th century, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of nourishing was in the 14th century

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7 Mar 2021

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“Nourishing.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 18 Apr. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of nourishing

: providing the things that are needed for health, growth, etc. : giving nourishment



Medical Definition of nourishing

: giving nourishment : nutritious

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