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Noun: nourishment  nur-ish-munt or nú-rish-munt [N. Amer], nú-rish-munt [Brit]
  1. What needs to be eaten to sustain a person's body; food, esp. food containing the required vitamins and energy
    - nutriment, nutrition, sustenance, aliment, alimentation, victuals
  2. The act of nourishing
    "her nourishment of the orphans saved many lives"

Derived forms: nourishments

Type of: aid, attention, care, food, nutrient, tending

Encyclopedia: Nourishment