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nourish

verb [T] uk   /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. 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.
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