Definition for NOUR'ISH-MENT

NOUR'ISH-MENT, n. [nur'ishment.]

  1. That which serves to promote the growth of animals or plants, or to repair the waste of animal bodies; food; sustenance; nutriment. Newton.
  2. Nutrition; support of animal or vegetable bodies. Blackmore.
  3. Instruction, or that which promotes growth in attainments; as, nourishment and growth in grace. So they may learn to seek the nourishment of their souls. Hooker.

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