[nur-ish, nuhr-] /ˈnɜr ɪʃ, ˈnʌr-/
verb (used with object)
to sustain with food or nutriment; supply with what is necessary for life, health, and growth.
to cherish, foster, keep alive, etc.:
He had long nourished the dream of living abroad.
to strengthen, build up, or promote:
to nourish discontent among the workers; to nourish the arts in one’s community.
to provide with the materials necessary for life and growth
to support or encourage (an idea, feeling, etc); foster: to nourish resentment
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.
nourish nour·ish (nûr’ĭsh, nŭr’-)
v. nour·ished, nour·ish·ing, nour·ish·es
To provide with food or other substances necessary for sustaining life and growth.
[nur-ish-muh nt, nuhr-] /ˈnɜr ɪʃ mənt, ˈnʌr-/ noun 1. something that ; food, nutriment, or sustenance. 2. the act of . 3. the state of being . 4. a process, system, method, etc., of providing or administering nourishment: a treatise on the nourishment of international trade. /ˈnʌrɪʃmənt/ noun 1. the act or state of nourishing […]
[noo-mer-uh s, nyoo-] /ˈnu mər əs, ˈnyu-/ adjective 1. very many; being or existing in great quantity: numerous visits; numerous fish. 2. consisting of or comprising a great number of units or individuals: Recent audiences have been more numerous. /ˈnjuːmərəs/ adjective 1. being many 2. consisting of many units or parts: a numerous collection adj. […]
[oh-ver-noo-trish-uh n, -nyoo-] /ˌoʊ vər nuˈtrɪʃ ən, -nyu-/ noun 1. the excessive intake of food, especially in unbalanced proportions.
[ok-yuh-pahy] /ˈɒk yəˌpaɪ/ verb (used with object), occupied, occupying. 1. to take or fill up (space, time, etc.): I occupied my evenings reading novels. 2. to engage or employ the mind, energy, or attention of: Occupy the children with a game while I prepare dinner. 3. to be a resident or tenant of; dwell in: […]