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Definition of nourishment noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



    [uncountable] (formal or technology)
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  1. 1food that is needed to stay alive, grow, and stay healthy Can plants obtain adequate nourishment from such poor soil?
  2. 2(figurative) As a child, she was starved of intellectual nourishment. These seeds can be a great source of nourishment to birds in winter.
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