nourishment

noun nour·ish·ment \ ˈnər-ish-mənt , ˈnə-rish- \
Updated on: 19 May 2018

Definition of nourishment

1 a : food, nutriment
b : sustenance 3
  • books for intellectual nourishment
2 : the act of nourishing : the state of being nourished

Examples of nourishment in a Sentence

  1. These children are suffering because they lack proper nourishment.

  2. Soil provides nourishment to plants.

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First Known Use of nourishment

15th century

in the meaning defined at sense 1a

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nourishment Synonyms

Synonyms

food, pabulum, sustenance;

Near Antonyms

candy, fluff, pablum, pap, trash;

Related Words

refection;


NOURISHMENT Defined for English Language Learners

nourishment

Definition of nourishment for English Language Learners

  • : food and other things that are needed for health, growth, etc.


NOURISHMENT Defined for Kids

nourishment

noun nour·ish·ment \ ˈnər-ish-mənt \

Definition of nourishment for Students

: something (as food) that causes growth or health

Medical Dictionary

nourishment

noun nour·ish·ment \ ˈnər-ish-mənt, ˈnə-rish- \

medical Definition of nourishment

1 : food 1, nutriment
2 : the act of nourishing or the state of being nourished


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