Definitions for nourishˈnɜr ɪʃ, ˈnʌr-
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Random House Webster's College Dictionary
nour•ishˈnɜr ɪʃ, ˈnʌr-(v.t.)
to sustain with food or nutriment; supply with what is necessary for life, health, and growth.
to cherish; keep alive:
to nourish a hope.
to strengthen or promote; foster:
to nourish the arts.
Origin of nourish:
1250–1300; ME norisshe < OF noriss-,norir < L nūtrīre to feed; cf. nurse
nourish, nurture, sustain(verb)
provide with nourishment
"We sustained ourselves on bread and water"; "This kind of food is not nourishing for young children"
nutrify, aliment, nourish(verb)
give nourishment to
Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary
nourish(verb)ˈnɜr ɪʃ, ˈnʌr-
to give food in order to bring growth and good health
a well-nourished child; fertilizers that nourish the soil; nourishing vitamins and minerals
To feed and cause to grow; to supply with matter which increases bulk or supplies waste, and promotes health; to furnish with nutriment.
To support; to maintain.
To supply the means of support and increase to; to encourage; to foster; as, to nourish rebellion; to nourish the virtues.
To cherish; to comfort.
To educate; to instruct; to bring up; to nurture; to promote the growth of in attainments.
To promote growth; to furnish nutriment.
To gain nourishment.
to feed and cause to grow; to supply with matter which increases bulk or supplies waste, and promotes health; to furnish with nutriment
to support; to maintain
to supply the means of support and increase to; to encourage; to foster; as, to nourish rebellion; to nourish the virtues
to cherish; to comfort
to educate; to instruct; to bring up; to nurture; to promote the growth of in attainments
to promote growth; to furnish nutriment
to gain nourishment
Translations for nourish
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary
to cause or help to grow, become healthy etc.
- alimentarPortuguese (BR)
- živit, vyživovatCzech
- nære; give næringDanish
- τρέφω, βοηθώ στην ανάπτυξηGreek
- alimentar, nutrirSpanish
- کمک به رشد کردنFarsi
- पालन, पोषण करना, बढा़वा देनाHindi
- hraniti, njegovatiCroatian
- memberi makanIndonesian
- 영양분(자양분)을 주다Korean
- maitinti, puoselėtiLithuanian
- barot; lolotLatvian
- memberi khasiatMalay
- gi næring, føNorwegian
- کمک به رشد کردنPersian
- ودى ته كمك كونكىPashto
- a nutri, a hrăniRomanian
- питать, кормитьRussian
- ge näring åtSwedish
- 滋養, 助長Chinese (Trad.)
- годувати; плекатиUkrainian
- پرورش کرناUrdu
- nuôi dưỡngVietnamese
- 滋养，助长，使健壮Chinese (Simp.)
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