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nour·ish / ˈnərish; ˈnə-rish/ • v. [tr.] 1. provide with the food or other substances necessary for growth, health, and good condition: I was doing everything I could to nourish and protect the baby | fig. spiritual resources that nourished her in her darkest hours. ∎  enhance the fertility of (soil): a clay base nourished with plant detritus. 2. keep (a feeling or belief) in one's mind, typically for a long time: he has long nourished an ambition to bring the show to Broadway. DERIVATIVES: nour·ish·er n.

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nourish

nourish †bring up, nurture; foster (fig.); †suckle, nurse XIII; sustain with proper nutriment XIV. — OF. noriss-, lengthened stem (see -ISH2) of norir (mod. nourrir) :- L. nūtrīre feed, foster, cherish; see NUTRIMENT.
Hence nourishment XV.

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nourish

nourishbanish, clannish, mannish, Spanish, tannish, vanish •garnish, tarnish, varnish •replenish, Rhenish •Danish •cleanish, greenish •diminish, finish, Finnish, thinnish •swinish •admonish, astonish, donnish •Cornish •brownish, clownish, townish •buffoonish, cartoonish, soonish •Hunnish, nunnish, punish •maidenish • hoydenish • paganish •womanish • vixenish • kittenish •heathenish •burnish, furnish •longish, strongish •youngish •Lappish, snappish •dampish, scampish, trampish, vampish •sharpish • apish •cheapish, sheepish, steepish •blimpish, impish, wimpish •foppish • waspish • uppish •frumpish, grumpish, lumpish, plumpish •parish •cherish, perish •bearish, fairish, garish, squarish •nightmarish • Irish •moreish, whorish •flourish, nourish •nearish, queerish •sourish •boorish, Moorish •gibberish • Micawberish • vulturish •spiderish • vigorish • vinegarish •tigerish • ogreish • Quakerish •lickerish, liquorice (US licorice) •ochreish (US ocherish) •vapourish (US vaporish) • viperish •spinsterish • Pooterish • amateurish •feverish • liverish • impoverish •minxish • niceish • coarsish • closish

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