Definition of nourishment in English:


Syllabification: nour·ish·ment
Pronunciation: /ˈnəriSHmənt, ˈnə-riSH-


  • 1The food or other substances necessary for growth, health, and good condition: tubers from which plants obtain nourishment
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    • Much of the research, conducted on soldiers and workers in order to determine the minimum nourishment necessary to maintain health, emphasized models of efficiency.
    • If this congestion is not cleared up quickly, the blood will clot and arteries that bring the tissues their necessary nourishment will become plugged and the tissues will die.
    • The patient can specify in advance in his living will under what conditions nourishment, hydration or other life support should be withheld.
    food, sustenance, nutriment, nutrition, subsistence, provisions, provender, fare
    informal grub, nosh, chow, eats, scoff, chuck
    formal comestibles
    dated victuals
  • 1.1The action of nourishing someone or something: they suck out the sap and eliminate from it a sweet liquid for the nourishment of their young
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    • This has little to do with true nourishment of body or soul.
    • They maintain the functions of all the organs and are important in the development and nourishment of the body.
    • I do not think that nourishment of my body should be at the expense of the suffering of another living being.

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