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nour·ish

nourish

 
 
pronunciation:
nuh rihsh
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part of speech: verb
inflections: nourishes, nourishing, nourished
definition 1: to supply with food needed for life and growth.
Mammals nourish their babies with milk.The sun helps to nourish plants.
synonyms:
feed, sustain
similar words:
nurse
definition 2: to help to grow or improve in some way.
Good books nourish the mind.
synonyms:
cultivate, foster, further, promote, strengthen
similar words:
encourage, feed, forward, support, sustain
derivations: nourishingly (adv.), nourisher (n.)
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