The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Nourish \Nour"ish\ (n[u^]r"[i^]sh), v. t. [imp. & p. p.
Nourished (n[u^]r"[i^]sht); p. pr. & vb. n. Nourishing.]
[OE. norisen, norischen, OF. nurir, nurrir, norir, F.
nourrir, fr. L. nutrire. Cf. Nurse, Nutriment, and see
1. To feed and cause to grow; to supply with matter which
increases bulk or supplies waste, and promotes health; to
furnish with nutriment.
He planteth an ash, and the rain doth nourish it.
2. To support; to maintain.
Whiles I in Ireland nourish a mighty band. --Shak.
3. To supply the means of support and increase to; to
encourage; to foster; as, to nourish rebellion; to nourish
the virtues. "Nourish their contentions." --Hooker.
4. To cherish; to comfort.
Ye have nourished your hearts. --James v. 5.
5. To educate; to instruct; to bring up; to nurture; to
promote the growth of in attainments. --Chaucer.
Nourished up in the words of faith. --1 Tim. iv.
Syn: To cherish; feed; supply. See Nurture.
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):
adj 1: being provided with adequate nourishment [ant: