nourished


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nour·ish

 (nûr′ĭsh)
tr.v. nour·ished, nour·ish·ing, nour·ish·es
1. To provide with food or other substances necessary for life and growth; feed.
2. To foster the development of; promote: "Athens was an imperial city, nourished by the tribute of subjects" (V. Gordon Childe).
3. To keep alive; maintain: nourish a hope.

[Middle English norishen, from Old French norrir, norriss-, from Vulgar Latin *nutrīre, from Latin nūtrīre; see (s)nāu- in Indo-European roots.]

nour′ish·er n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.nourished - being provided with adequate nourishment
malnourished - not being provided with adequate nourishment
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A HEN finding the eggs of a viper and carefully keeping them warm, nourished them into life.
Suspicions that the mind of itself gathers, are but buzzes; but suspicions that are artificially nourished, and put into men's heads, by the tales and whisperings of others, have stings.
The matter was simple; Claude Frollo had taken him in, had adopted him, had nourished him, had reared him.
The river itself, which nourished the grass and cows of these renowned dairies, flowed not like the streams in Blackmoor.
I answer: the genius of the whole system; the nature of just and constitutional laws; and above all, the vigilant and manly spirit which actuates the people of America -- a spirit which nourishes freedom, and in return is nourished by it.
There was excellent blood in his veins --royal stuff; though sadly vitiated, I fear, by the cannibal propensity he nourished in his untutored youth.

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