nourishing, present participle; nourished, past tense; nourishes, 3rd person singular present; nourished, past participle;
Provide with the food or other substances necessary for growth, health, and good condition
I was doing everything I could to nourish and protect the baby
spiritual resources that nourished her in her darkest hours
Enhance the fertility of (soil)
a clay base nourished with plant detritus
Keep (a feeling or belief) in one's mind, typically for a long time
he has long nourished an ambition to bring the show to Broadway
provide with nourishment; "We sustained ourselves on bread and water"; "This kind of food is not nourishing for young children"
nutrify: give nourishment to
Nutrition (also called nourishment or aliment) is the provision, to cells and organisms, of the materials necessary (in the form of food) to support life. Many common health problems can be prevented or alleviated with a healthy diet.
A nurse; 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; ...
(Nourishing) Good for a person to eat
(NOURISHMENT) Addition of sand to a beach to act as a shore protection measure.(1)
(NOURISHMENT) The process of replenishing a BEACH. It may be brought about naturally, by LONGSHORE TRANSPORT, or artificially by the deposition of dredged materials.
(Nourishment) The placement of sediment on a beach or dunes by mechanical means.