1. [syn: nutriment, nourishment, nutrition, sustenance, aliment, alimentation, victuals]
2. the act of nourishing;
- Example: "her nourishment of the orphans saved many lives"
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Nourishment \Nour"ish*ment\, n. [Cf. OF. norrissement.]
1. The act of nourishing, or the state of being nourished;
2. That which serves to nourish; nutriment; food.
Learn to seek the nourishment of their souls.
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):
n 1: a source of materials to nourish the body [syn:
nutriment, nourishment, nutrition, sustenance,
aliment, alimentation, victuals]
2: the act of nourishing; "her nourishment of the orphans saved
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:
38 Moby Thesaurus words for "nourishment":
TLC, aliment, alimentation, bread, care, daily bread,
economic support, endowment, food, food chain, keep, livelihood,
living, maintenance, manna, meat, mothering, nurture, nutriment,
nutrition, nutriture, pabulum, pap, price support, provision,
refection, refreshment, subsidization, subsidy, subsistence,
subvention, support, sustainment, sustenance, sustentation,
tender loving care, upkeep, victuals