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English definition of “nourish”

nourish

verb [T]     /ˈnʌr.ɪʃ/ US  /ˈnɝː-/
to provide people or living things with food in order to make them grow and keep them healthy : Children need plenty of good fresh food to nourish them. She looks happy and well nourished. This cream is supposed to help nourish your skin .Giving food to people and animals formal If you nourish a feeling , belief , or plan , you think about it a lot and encourage it: Lisa has long nourished the hope of becoming a famous writer .Encouraging and urging onInspiration and inspiring
(Definition of nourish verb from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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