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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.
Translations of “nourish”
in Spanish alimentar, nutrir…
in French nourrir…
in German (er)nähren…
in Chinese (Traditional) 養育, 滋養, 培養,助長…
in Russian питать, кормить…
in Turkish beslemek, büyütmek, bakmak…
in Chinese (Simplified) 养育, 滋养, 培养,助长…
in Polish żywić, odżywiać…
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