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 If your hair dry or damaged, a toning product that is more nourishing (like conditioners or masks) will be the most beneficial. Dori Price, Good Housekeeping, 15 June 2022 Blu Atlas created their Aftershave to support and soothe the skin post-shaving with ultra-nourishing ingredients like shea butter, aloe vera leaf juice, and rose water. Rolling Stone, 20 May 2022 The aromas of parsley and dill hung over each sip of the consommé, making the whole dish an evocative and nourishing experience. Soleil Ho, San Francisco Chronicle, 11 Apr. 2022 In the dead of an increasingly cold and frigid winter, applying Korres Santorini Grape Poreless Skin Cream in the mornings feels like a nourishing and nostalgic flashback into happy memories. Tamim Alnuweiri, Travel + Leisure, 5 Jan. 2022 It's always felt like a nourishing and wonderful thing. Michelle Ruiz, Vogue, 29 Sep. 2021 To maximize moisturizing power, swap in an extra-nourishing overnight face mask weekly in place of night cream. Paige Stables, Good Housekeeping, 25 June 2021 Soup is perhaps the most nourishing, most economical and most satisfying food. Aleksandra Crapanzano, WSJ, 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, 2 Jan. 2021 See More

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First Known Use of nourishing

14th century, in the meaning defined above

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23 Jun 2022

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“Nourishing.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 28 Jun. 2022.

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