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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典


From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Nour·ish v. t. [imp. & p. p. Nourished p. pr. & vb. n. Nourishing.]
 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. 14.
 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.”
 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.
    Nourished up in the words of faith.   --1 Tim. iv. 6.
 Syn: -- To cherish; feed; supply. See Nurture.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Nour·ish·ing, a. Promoting growth; nutritious.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      adj : of or providing nourishment; "good nourishing stew" [syn: alimentary,
             alimental, nutrient, nutritious, nutritive]