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Date: 1200-1300
Language: Old French
Origin: norrir, from Latin nutrire; NUTRIENT

nourish

verb
     
Related topics: Food
nour‧ish [transitive]
1DF to give a person or other living thing the food and other substances they need in order to live, grow, and stay healthy:
The cream contains vitamin A to nourish the skin.
2 formal to keep a feeling, idea, or belief strong or help it to grow stronger:
We need to nourish our hopes and dreams.

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