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NOURISHMENT

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does nourishment mean? 

NOURISHMENT (noun)
  The noun NOURISHMENT has 2 senses:

1. a source of materials to nourish the body
2. the act of nourishing

  Familiarity information: NOURISHMENT used as a noun is rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


NOURISHMENT (noun)


Sense 1nourishment [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A source of materials to nourish the body

Classified under:

Nouns denoting foods and drinks

Synonyms:

aliment; alimentation; nourishment; nutriment; sustenance; nutrition; victuals

Hypernyms ("nourishment" is a kind of...):

food; nutrient (any substance that can be metabolized by an organism to give energy and build tissue)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "nourishment"):

milk (produced by mammary glands of female mammals for feeding their young)

vitamin pill (a pill containing one or more vitamins; taken as a dietary supplement)

wheat germ (embryo of the wheat kernel; removed before milling and eaten as a source of vitamins)

stodge (heavy and filling (and usually starchy) food)

puree (food prepared by cooking and straining or processed in a blender)

mince (food chopped into small bits)

mess (soft semiliquid food)

meal; repast (the food served and eaten at one time)

kosher (food that fulfills the requirements of Jewish dietary law)

ingesta (solid and liquid nourishment taken into the body through the mouth)

finger food (food to be eaten with the fingers)

fast food (inexpensive food (hamburgers or chicken or milkshakes) prepared and served quickly)

dish (a particular item of prepared food)

dainty; delicacy; goody; kickshaw; treat (something considered choice to eat)

course (part of a meal served at one time)

vitamin (any of a group of organic substances essential in small quantities to normal metabolism)


Sense 2nourishment [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

The act of nourishing

Classified under:

Nouns denoting acts or actions

Context example:

her nourishment of the orphans saved many lives

Hypernyms ("nourishment" is a kind of...):

aid; attention; care; tending (the work of providing treatment for or attending to someone or something)


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