over·​nour·​ish ˌō-vər-ˈnər-ish How to pronounce overnourish (audio)
overnourished; overnourishing

transitive verb

: to nourish or feed to excess
overnourishing the plants
overnourished animals
overnourishment noun
… the peculiarly modern problem of overnourishment. Daniel Akst

Word History

First Known Use

1661, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of overnourish was in 1661

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Cite this Entry

“Overnourish.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/overnourish. Accessed 30 May. 2024.

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