Definitions for nourishmentˈnɜr ɪʃ mənt, ˈnʌr-

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

nour•ish•mentˈnɜr ɪʃ mənt, ˈnʌr-(n.)

  1. something that nourishes; food; sustenance.

  2. the act of nourishing.

  3. the state of being nourished.

Origin of nourishment:

1375–1425; late ME norysshement < MF norissement

Princeton's WordNet

  1. nutriment, nourishment, nutrition, sustenance, aliment, alimentation, victuals(noun)

    a source of materials to nourish the body

  2. nourishment(noun)

    the act of nourishing

    "her nourishment of the orphans saved many lives"

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. nourishment(noun)ˈnɜr ɪʃ mənt, ˈnʌr-

    food or the substances in food that bring growth and health

    food that the children depend on for nourishment


  1. nourishment(Noun)

    the act of nourishing or the state of being nourished

  2. nourishment(Noun)

    something that nourishes; food

Webster Dictionary

  1. Nourishment(noun)

    the act of nourishing, or the state of being nourished; nutrition

  2. Nourishment(noun)

    that which serves to nourish; nutriment; food

Translations for nourishment

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary


something that nourishes; food

Plants draw nourishment from the earth.

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