Antonyms for nourishment

Grammar : Noun
Spell : nur-ish-muh nt, nuhr-
Phonetic Transcription : ˈnɜr ɪʃ mənt, ˈnʌr-

Definition of nourishment

Origin :
  • early 15c., "food, sustenance," from Old French norissement "food, nourishment," from norrir (see nourish). From c.1300 as "fostering."
  • noun food
Example sentences :
  • His only nourishment was milk, drawn from a bottle through a quill.
  • Extract from : « A Sketch of the Life of Brig. Gen. Francis Marion » by William Dobein James
  • Don't you see that it interferes with the other, and robs it of its nourishment?
  • Extract from : « The Imaginary Invalid » by Molire
  • Don't you see that it attracts all the nourishment to itself, and hinders this side from growing?
  • Extract from : « The Imaginary Invalid » by Molire
  • So nourishment, cleanliness, and ventilation are the main remedies.
  • Extract from : « The Uncommercial Traveller » by Charles Dickens
  • A week of this sort of nourishment, and I'll have you converted to my ideas.
  • Extract from : « A Comedy of Marriage and Other Tales » by Guy De Maupassant
  • The patient signed for the nourishment, and he revived a little.
  • Extract from : « Homeward Bound » by James Fenimore Cooper
  • You were ill and half-starving, and I had to get you nourishment and clothes.
  • Extract from : « People of Position » by Stanley Portal Hyatt
  • A pint a day was his daily ration, the only nourishment he could digest.
  • Extract from : « L'Assommoir » by Emile Zola
  • She insisted, however, that he and Jean should take some nourishment first.
  • Extract from : « The Downfall » by Emile Zola
  • But all at once the infants had awoke, clamoring for nourishment.
  • Extract from : « Fruitfulness » by Emile Zola

Synonyms for nourishment

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