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Princeton's WordNet

  1. alimentary, alimental, nourishing, nutrient, nutritious, nutritiveadjective

    of or providing nourishment

    "good nourishing stew"


  1. nourishingadjective

    That provides nourishment; nutritious


  1. nourishing

    Nutrition is the biochemical and physiological process by which an organism uses food to support its life. It provides organisms with nutrients, which can be metabolized to create energy and chemical structures. Failure to obtain sufficient nutrients causes malnutrition. Nutritional science is the study of nutrition, though it typically emphasizes human nutrition. The type of organism determines what nutrients it needs and how it obtains them. Organisms obtain nutrients by consuming organic matter, consuming inorganic matter, absorbing light, or some combination of these. Some can produce nutrients internally by consuming basic elements, while some must consume other organisms to obtain pre-existing nutrients. All forms of life require carbon, energy, and water as well as various other molecules. Animals require complex nutrients such as carbohydrates, lipids, and proteins, obtaining them by consuming other organisms. Humans have developed agriculture and cooking to replace foraging and advance human nutrition. Plants acquire nutrients through soil and the atmosphere. Fungi absorb nutrients around them by breaking them down and absorbing them through the mycelium.


  1. nourishing

    Nourishing refers to providing nutrients needed for growth, health, and optimal functioning. It often pertains to food, but can also imply providing mental, emotional, or spiritual sustenance that promotes overall well-being.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Nourishing

    of Nourish

  2. Nourishingadjective

    promoting growth; nutritious,

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of nourishing in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of nourishing in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

Examples of nourishing in a Sentence

  1. Broderick Sawyer:

    When we do these things every day, we essentially' practice feeling happy,' then in turn, this can make us feel more confident when stressful life situations come up -- because we do a good job nourishing ourselves.

  2. Walt Whitman:

    Press close bare-bosomed night -- press close magnetic nourishing night! Night of south winds! night of the large few stars! Still nodding night! mad naked summer night.

  3. Richard Joyner:

    Growing food calls us to work together, by nourishing plants, you're nourishing community. It's one and the same.

  4. Serena Poon:

    Matzo ball soup is one of my favorites to make during the colder months as the ultimate cozy comfort dish. What many might not know is that you can actually make this soup gluten-free and vegan for a more nourishing option, this is also a quick and easy recipe that can be made in under an hour, so a great dish for those busy nights during the week.

  5. Jill Castle:

    Anecdotally, this is one of the main things I work on with families, and they tell me they feel their child is calmer and better-behaved. There is something to be said for nourishing the brain and body on predictable, consistent intervals of three to four hours.

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