Antonyms for nourish

Grammar : Verb
Spell : nur-ish, nuhr-
Phonetic Transcription : ˈnɜr ɪʃ, ˈnʌr-

Definition of nourish

Origin :
  • 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
Example sentences :
  • 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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