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Definition of "nourish" []

  • To provide with food or other substances necessary for life and growth; feed. (verb-transitive)
  • To foster the development of; promote: "Athens was an imperial city, nourished by the tribute of subjects” ( V. Gordon Childe). (verb-transitive)
  • To keep alive; maintain: nourish a hope. (verb-transitive)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "nourish" in a sentence
  • ""nourish" - delivered an evening of high-energy dances interspersed with inspirational quotations."
  • "But this mostly does not matter unless we 'nourish' their growth."
  • "Finally, I kind of nourish the probably vain hope that Madonna is smart enough to never get into another serious relationship."