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  3  definitions  found 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Nourishing  \Nour"ish*ing\,  a. 
  Promoting  growth;  nutritious, 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Nourish  \Nour"ish\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Nourished};  p.  pr  & 
  vb  n.  {Nourishing}.]  [OE.  norisen  norischen  OF  nurir, 
  nurrir  norir,  F.  norrir,  fr  L.  nutrire  Cf  {Nurse}, 
  {Nutriment},  and  see  {-ish}.] 
  1.  To  feed  and  cause  to  grow;  to  supply  with  matter  which 
  increases  bulk  or  supplies  waste,  and  promotes  health;  to 
  furnish  with  nutriment. 
  He  planteth  an  ash,  and  the  rain  doth  nourish  it 
  --Is.  xliv. 
  2.  To  support;  to  maintain. 
  Whiles  I  in  Ireland  nourish  a  mighty  band.  --Shak. 
  3.  To  supply  the  means  of  support  and  increase  to  to 
  encourage;  to  foster;  as  to  nourish  rebellion;  to  nourish 
  the  virtues.  ``Nourish  their  contentions.''  --Hooker. 
  4.  To  cherish;  to  comfort. 
  Ye  have  nourished  your  hearts.  --James  v.  5. 
  5.  To  educate;  to  instruct;  to  bring  up  to  nurture;  to 
  promote  the  growth  of  in  attainments.  --Chaucer. 
  Nourished  up  in  the  words  of  faith.  --1  Tim.  iv 
  Syn:  To  cherish;  feed;  supply.  See  {Nurture}. 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
  adj  :  providing  nourishment;  "good  nourishing  food"  [syn:  {alimentary}, 
  {nutrient},  {nutritious},  {nutritive}] 
  n  :  the  act  of  supplying  food  and  nourishment  [syn:  {feeding},  {alimentation}] 

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