nourishment


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nour·ish·ment

 (nûr′ĭsh-mənt)
n.
1.
a. The act of nourishing.
b. The state of being nourished.
2. Something that nourishes; food.

nourishment

(ˈnʌrɪʃmənt)
n
1. (Biology) the act or state of nourishing
2. (Biology) a substance that nourishes; food; nutriment

nour•ish•ment

(ˈnɜr ɪʃ mənt, ˈnʌr-)

n.
1. something that nourishes; food; sustenance.
2. the act of nourishing.
3. the state of being nourished.
[1375–1425; late Middle English norysshement < Middle French norissement]

nourishment

  • foster - Comes from the Germanic base for "food" and it originally meant "food, nourishment."
  • inanity, inanition - Inanity is intellectual or spiritual emptiness; inanition is the lack of nourishment.
  • meat - First meant "food, nourishment"—especially solid food as opposed to drink.
  • nourishment - Wine or spirits given medicinally can be called nourishment.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.nourishment - a source of materials to nourish the bodynourishment - a source of materials to nourish the body
food, nutrient - any substance that can be metabolized by an animal to give energy and build tissue
milk - produced by mammary glands of female mammals for feeding their young
course - part of a meal served at one time; "she prepared a three course meal"
dainty, goody, kickshaw, treat, delicacy - something considered choice to eat
dish - a particular item of prepared food; "she prepared a special dish for dinner"
fast food - inexpensive food (hamburgers or chicken or milkshakes) prepared and served quickly
finger food - food to be eaten with the fingers
ingesta - solid and liquid nourishment taken into the body through the mouth
kosher - food that fulfills the requirements of Jewish dietary law
meal, repast - the food served and eaten at one time
mess - soft semiliquid food; "a mess of porridge"
mince - food chopped into small bits; "a mince of mushrooms"
puree - food prepared by cooking and straining or processed in a blender
stodge - heavy and filling (and usually starchy) food
wheat germ - embryo of the wheat kernel; removed before milling and eaten as a source of vitamins
vitamin - any of a group of organic substances essential in small quantities to normal metabolism
2.nourishment - the act of nourishing; "her nourishment of the orphans saved many lives"
care, tending, attention, aid - the work of providing treatment for or attending to someone or something; "no medical care was required"; "the old car needs constant attention"

nourishment

noun food, nutrition, sustenance, nutriment, tack (informal), kai (N.Z. informal), victuals, vittles (obsolete or dialect), viands He was unable to take nourishment for several days.

nourishment

noun
2. That which sustains the mind or spirit:
Translations
غِذاء، تَغْذِيَه
jídlovýživa
fødenæring
næring

nourishment

[ˈnʌrɪʃmənt] N
1. (= food) → alimento m
to derive nourishment fromsustentarse de
2. (= nutrition) → nutrición f

nourishment

[ˈnʌrɪʃmənt] nnourriture f

nourishment

n (= food)Nahrung f; to take nourishmentNahrung fzu sich (dat)nehmen; you need some real nourishmentdu brauchst gutes Essen

nourishment

[ˈnʌrɪʃmənt] nnutrimento

nourish

(ˈnariʃ) , ((American) ˈnə:-) verb
to cause or help to grow, become healthy etc.
ˈnourishing adjective
giving the body what is necessary for health and growth. nourishing food.
ˈnourishment noun
something that nourishes; food. Plants draw nourishment from the earth.

nour·ish·ment

n. alimento, nutrición, sustento.

nourishment

n nutrición f, alimentación f
References in classic literature ?
Nor could he possibly get again into the saddle till past two; for post-horses were now not easy to get; nor were the hostler or post-boy in half so great a hurry as himself, but chose rather to imitate the tranquil disposition of Partridge; who, being denied the nourishment of sleep, took all opportunities to supply its place with every other kind of nourishment, and was never better pleased than when he arrived at an inn, nor ever more dissatisfied than when he was again forced to leave it.
If that's the case," said Musqueton, with a learned air, "take some nourishment.
She played over every favourite song that she had been used to play to Willoughby, every air in which their voices had been oftenest joined, and sat at the instrument gazing on every line of music that he had written out for her, till her heart was so heavy that no farther sadness could be gained; and this nourishment of grief was every day applied.
Want of nourishment had lessened her energies, and here came a blow to all her golden visions that was near overcoming her.
I soaked some crumbled morsels of biscuit in the wine, and, little by little, I revived her failing strength by nourishment administered at intervals in that cautious form.
This provision then nature herself seems to have furnished all animals with, as well immediately upon their first origin as also when they are arrived at a state of maturity; for at the first of these periods some of them are provided in the womb with proper nourishment, which continues till that which is born can get food for itself, as is the case with worms and birds; and as to those which bring forth their young alive, they have the means for their subsistence for a certain time within themselves, namely milk.
It was a disadvantage to the lad; for the kinder among us did not wish to fret the master, so we humoured his partiality; and that humouring was rich nourishment to the child's pride and black tempers.
These fragments of nourishment served only to whet my hunger.
I shall never forget the tactful patience with which he persuaded him to take nourishment.
In sooth, for a dog of the depth, thou takest thy nourishment too much from the surface!
And just as the hungry stomach eagerly accepts every object it can get, hoping to find nourishment in it, Vronsky quite unconsciously clutched first at politics, then at new books, and then at pictures.
All the day of the 22nd of February we passed in the Sargasso Sea, where such fish as are partial to marine plants find abundant nourishment.