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nourishment Line breaks: nour¦ish|ment
Pronunciation: /ˈnʌrɪʃm(ə)nt/

Definition of nourishment in English:


[mass noun]
1The food necessary for growth, health, and good condition: tubers from which plants obtain nourishment figurative she was starved of emotional 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.
1.1The action of nourishing someone or something: the nourishment of our bodies and of our minds
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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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