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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. (Is. Xliv. 14)

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.

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. Nourished up in the words of faith. (1 Tim. Iv. 6)

Synonym: To cherish, feed, supply. See nurture.

Origin: OE. Norisen, norischen, OF. Nurir, nurrir, norir, F. Norrir, fr. L. Nutrire. Cf. Nurse, Nutriment, and see -ish.

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... The environment,its protection and preservation should be given more important than technological progress.It is the environment which nourishes man.It is the environment which supports man and offers man a home.Man has to treasure life because he has only one life.Man has to treasure ...

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Help me!! environmental factors for photosynthesis

the amount of sun light recieved daily. earth is another factor because good soil nourishes the cells. a certain amount of water not too much.

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by rambo
Wed Nov 09, 2005 10:58 am
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