- 1nourish somebody/something to keep a person, an animal, or a plant alive and healthy with food, etc. All the children were well nourished and in good physical condition. Most plants are nourished by water drawn up through their roots. a lotion containing almond extract to nourish and revitalize the skin
- 2nourish something (formal) to allow a feeling, an idea, etc. to develop or grow stronger By investing in education, we nourish the talents of our children. There were hopes that the talks would nourish the fragile growth of good relations between the two countries.
NAmE//ˈnərɪʃ//Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they nourish
he / she / it nourishes
past simple nourished
-ing form nourishing
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adjective nourishing food