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nourishment

noun
     
Related topics: Food
nour‧ish‧ment [uncountable] formal
1DF the food and other substances that people and other living things need to live, grow, and stay healthy:
lack of proper nourishment
The soil provides nourishment for plant roots.
2 something that helps a feeling, idea, or belief to grow stronger
emotional/intellectual/spiritual nourishment
a child starved for emotional nourishment

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