nourishment


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nour·ish·ment

(nŭr'ish-ment),
A substance used to feed or to sustain life and growth of an organism.
Synonym(s): aliment (1)

nourishment

(nûr′ĭsh-mənt)
n.
1.
a. The act of nourishing.
b. The state of being nourished.
2. Something that nourishes; food.

nourishment

[nur′ishmənt]
1 the act or process of nourishing or being nourished.
2 any substance that nourishes and supports the life and growth of living organisms.

nour·ish·ment

(nŭr'ish-mĕnt)
A substance used to feed or to sustain life and growth of an organism.

nour·ish·ment

(nŭr'ish-mĕnt)
A substance used to feed or to sustain life and growth of an organism.
Synonym(s): aliment.
References in classic literature ?
Nor doth the Moon no nourishment exhale From her moist Continent to higher Orbes.
Ivy mantled its sides in some places, and in others oaks and holly bushes, whose roots found nourishment in the cliffs of the crag, waved over the precipices below, like the plumage of the warrior over his steel helmet, giving grace to that whose chief expression was terror.
He then put his fore-hoof to his mouth, at which I was much surprised, although he did it with ease, and with a motion that appeared perfectly natural, and made other signs, to know what I would eat; but I could not return him such an answer as he was able to apprehend; and if he had understood me, I did not see how it was possible to contrive any way for finding myself nourishment.
Sir," was the answer, "for less than 10,000 gold pieces he will not let her go; he declares that, what with masters for her instruction, and for bodily exercises, not to speak of clothing and nourishment, he has already spent that sum upon her.
Shall the exuberant bosom of the common mother, amply adequate to the nourishment of millions, be claimed exclusively by a few hundreds of her offspring?
Don Quixote did not care to break his fast, for, as has been already said, he confined himself to savoury recollections for nourishment.
I resolved to commence, therefore, with the examination of the simplest objects, not anticipating, however, from this any other advantage than that to be found in accustoming my mind to the love and nourishment of truth, and to a distaste for all such reasonings as were unsound.
Athanase was a man who might have taken his place among the glories of France; but, eagle as he was, cooped in a cage without his proper nourishment, he was about to die of hunger after contemplating with an ardent eye the fields of air and the mountain heights where genius soars.
She was hardly able to turn her head, and the little nourishment which she could take seemed to do her no good.
All the day of the 22nd of February we passed in the Sargasso Sea, where such fish as are partial to marine plants find abundant nourishment.
I already have two who are obedient and faithful, have never left me, and serve me for their nourishment and here they are," added he, holding out his two robust arms, furrowed with veins as large as the strings of a bass-viol.
Their undeniable preference for men as their source of nourishment is partly explained by the nature of the remains of the victims they had brought with them as provisions from Mars.