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nourishverb [T]

uk   /ˈnʌr.ɪʃ/  us   /ˈnɝː-/
to ​providepeople or ​living things with ​food in ​order to make them ​grow and ​keep them ​healthy: Children need plenty of good ​freshfood to nourish them. She ​lookshappy and well nourished. This ​cream is ​supposed to ​help nourish ​yourskin. 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 ​famouswriter.
(Definition of nourish from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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nourishverb [T]

 us   /ˈnɜr·ɪʃ, ˈnʌr·ɪʃ/
to ​providepeople 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 ​youngbaby gets ​its nourishment from ​its mother’s ​milk.
(Definition of nourish from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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