nourishing

adjective

nour·​ish·​ing ˈnər-i-shiŋ How to pronounce nourishing (audio)
ˈnə-ri-
: giving nourishment : nutritious

Example Sentences

milk should be part of a nourishing breakfast
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Word History

First Known Use

14th century, in the meaning defined above

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

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“Nourishing.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/nourishing. Accessed 28 Nov. 2022.

Kids Definition

nourishing

adjective

nour·​ish·​ing
: giving nourishment : nutritious

Medical Definition

nourishing

adjective

nour·​ish·​ing
: giving nourishment : nutritious

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