verb (used with object)
- noun clause,
- noun group,
- noun incorporation,
- noun phrase,
Origin of nourish
Examples from the Web for nourish
No trained medical provider could possibly expect to nourish a patient this way.‘Rectal Feeding’ Has Nothing to Do with Nutrition, Everything to Do with Torture|Russell Saunders|December 10, 2014|DAILY BEAST
These micromoments, our research shows, nourish both you and the other person.
Breivik, currently cooperating with Norwegian police officials, may continue to nourish a similar attitude toward his own actions.
He spoke of “government that would not enslave the human spirit, but free it and nourish it throughout the generations.”
They nourish them with bitter commentary, and they nurse their grievances like they would feed a bottle to a starving infant.
In these cases the attempt has also been made to nourish by subcutaneous injections of food.
“This is my authority,” exclaimed George, suddenly whipping out his sword with a nourish.The Cruise of the Nonsuch Buccaneer|Harry Collingwood
When I blow on the tinder my object is to nourish the flame.The Story of a Tinder-box|Charles Meymott Tidy
He had no such preponderance of force as would enable him to nourish it up to the point of perfect continuity.Some Principles of Maritime Strategy|Julian Stafford Corbett
Nourish its flame, destroy its mind, Thus do the blind mislead the blind, Even with a mother's love.Mabel, Vol. I (of 3)|Emma Warburton
Word Origin for nourish
late 13c., "to bring up, nurture" (a child, a feeling, etc.), from Old French norriss-, stem of norrir "raise, bring up, nurture, foster; maintain, provide for" (12c., Modern French nourrir), from Latin nutrire "to feed, nurse, foster, support, preserve," from *nutri (older form of nutrix "nurse"), literally "she who gives suck," from PIE *nu- (from root *(s)nau- "to swim, flow, let flow," hence "to suckle;" see nutriment) + fem. agent suffix. Related: Nourished; nourishing.