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

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milk should be part of a nourishing breakfast
Recent Examples on the Web Argan oil is a nourishing powerhouse for your hair. Popular Science, "Effective hair products for your everyday routine," 26 Dec. 2019 Thanks to a triple-threat of healthful ingredients, however, this soup gets its luxurious texture in a supremely nourishing way with no cream at all. Ellie Krieger, Washington Post, "Welcome winter with a bowl of this creamy, silky celery root soup," 26 Dec. 2019 Many natural and organic makeup brands like Ilia and Westman Atelier make blushes, bronzers, and highlighters in creamy formulas made with nourishing oils and beeswax. Jenna Rosenstein, Harper's BAZAAR, "How To Make Your Holiday Makeup Routine a Little Cleaner," 12 Dec. 2019 The Kooples has intertwined its rock-chic aesthetic for a signature blend with two ultra-nourishing plant oils – hazelnut and jojoba. Nandi Howard, Essence, "The Kooples Partner With Clarins For A Moisturizing Lip Oil," 15 Oct. 2019 The Irishman is instantly familiar in a nourishing way, like comfort food. Ryu Spaeth, The New Republic, "The Irishman and Parasite: Two Paths for the Hustle," 11 Dec. 2019 For anyone unfamiliar with the products, here's a quick primer: the Elements Keep It Fresh Face Cleanser is gentle, ultra-hydrating, and infused with nourishing sunflower seed oil, water lily extract, and cleansing apple amino acids. Kaleigh Fasanella, Allure, "My Poor, Unfortunate Soul Needs This Little Mermaid Skin-Care Collection," 8 Aug. 2019 The preparation for a hunt is also physically and spiritually nourishing, tribal members say. John Eligon, New York Times, "A Native Tribe Wants to Resume Whaling. Whale Defenders Are Divided.," 14 Nov. 2019 Dry skin mask Vitamin A (from the banana) and E (from the avocado) help revive parched skin, while the honey, olive oil, and yogurt serve as a soothing, nourishing base. Lindy Segal, Harper's BAZAAR, "Natural DIY Face Masks for Every Skin Type and Concern," 7 Nov. 2019

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First Known Use of nourishing

14th century, in the meaning defined above

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12 Jan 2020

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“Nourishing.” The Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., Accessed 18 January 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of nourishing

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



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