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[nur-ish-muh nt, nuhr-] /ˈnɜr ɪʃ mənt, ˈnʌr-/

something that ; food, nutriment, or sustenance.
the act of .
the state of being .
a process, system, method, etc., of providing or administering nourishment:
a treatise on the nourishment of international trade.
the act or state of nourishing
a substance that nourishes; food; nutriment

early 15c., “food, sustenance,” from Old French norissement “food, nourishment,” from norrir (see nourish). From c.1300 as “fostering.”

nourishment nour·ish·ment (nûr’ĭsh-mənt, nŭr’-)
Something that nourishes; food.


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