Antonyms for nourishes

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

Definition of nourishes

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 :
  • It may be hurtful to the man who nourishes it and dangerous to society.
  • Extract from : « The Christian » by Hall Caine
  • The food which nourishes the body is composed of the same elements and compounds.
  • Extract from : « No Animal Food » by Rupert H. Wheldon
  • The more it nourishes the less chance shall we have of preserving it.
  • Extract from : « The Rose of Old St. Louis » by Mary Dillon
  • Their blood need not be highly oxygenated; it nourishes just as well when impure.
  • Extract from : « The Lock And Key Library » by Various
  • He does not startle or dazzle a reader; he does what is better—he nourishes.
  • Extract from : « A History of French Literature » by Edward Dowden
  • So beautiful is not the mossy fountain That sings like bard and nourishes like mother!
  • Extract from : « Life Immovable » by Kostes Palamas
  • She was drooping like a plant cut off from all that nourishes its life.
  • Extract from : « Robert Elsmere » by Mrs. Humphry Ward
  • Strife and wrangling have made him rich, and he is thankful to his benefactor, and nourishes it.
  • Extract from : « Microcosmography » by John Earle
  • Womb—That organ of the woman which conceives and nourishes the offspring.
  • Extract from : « Searchlights on Health: Light on Dark Corners » by B.G. Jefferis
  • She cherishes and nourishes them, and expects no gratitude in return.
  • Extract from : « The Day of Wrath » by Maurus Jkai

Synonyms for nourishes

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