Meaning of “nourish” in the English Dictionary

"nourish" in British English

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nourishverb [ T ]

uk /ˈnʌr.ɪʃ/ us /ˈnɝː.ɪʃ/

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.

(Definition of “nourish” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"nourish" in American English

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nourishverb [ T ]

us /ˈnɜr·ɪʃ, ˈnʌr·ɪʃ/

to provide people or animals with food in order to make them grow and keep them healthy

nourishing
adjective us /ˈnɜr·ɪ·ʃɪŋ, ˈnʌr·ɪ·ʃɪŋ/

Candy isn’t very nourishing.
nourishment
noun [ U ] us /ˈnɜr·ɪʃ·mənt, ˈnʌr·iʃ-/

A young baby gets its nourishment from its mother’s milk.

(Definition of “nourish” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)