Antonyms for nourish
|Grammar : Verb|
|Spell : nur-ish, nuhr-|
|Phonetic Transcription : ˈnɜr ɪʃ, ˈnʌr-|
Definition of nourishOrigin :
- 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.
- verb feed, care for
- He had not thought of God as the bond of life between him and them, nor sought to nourish the life in them.
- Extract from : « Weighed and Wanting » by George MacDonald
- You are poor and have not the wherewithal with which to nourish your mother.
- Extract from : « The Chinese Fairy Book » by Various
- It is as if we took some minute poison with everything that was intended to nourish us.
- Extract from : « Shelley, Godwin and Their Circle » by H. N. Brailsford
- In general it may be observed, that those kinds of fish which are well grown, nourish better than the young and immature.
- Extract from : « The Cook and Housekeeper's Complete and Universal Dictionary; Including a System of Modern Cookery, in all Its Various Branches, » by Mary Eaton
- When I blow on the tinder my object is to nourish the flame.
- Extract from : « The Story of a Tinder-box » by Charles Meymott Tidy
- The Sitaris covets this honey to nourish its offspring, and the chamber to shelter it.
- Extract from : « The Industries of Animals » by Frdric Houssay
- If we nourish him, his heart will go quicker, to be sure; but what will his brain be at?
- Extract from : « The Fortunes Of Glencore » by Charles James Lever
- If you nourish and cultivate it and care for it, it will grow too.
- Extract from : « Dollars and Sense » by Col. Wm. C. Hunter
- They tasted fine and seemed to nourish him, so he really didn't care.
- Extract from : « The Status Civilization » by Robert Sheckley
- Nourish your idea plants that have been starved; prune your word plants.
- Extract from : « Evening Round Up » by William Crosbie Hunter
Synonyms for nourish
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