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Synonyms for nourishment
ˈnɜr ɪʃ mənt, ˈnʌr-nour·ish·ment

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English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. nourishment

    Food is, in the popular sense, whatever one eats in contradistinction to what one drinks. Thus, we speak of food and drink, of wholesome, unwholesome, or indigestible food; but in a more scientific sense whatever, when taken into the digestive organs, serves to build up structure or supply waste may be termed food; the word is extended to plants to signify whatever taken in any way into the organism serves similar purposes; thus, we speak of liquid food, plant food, etc.; in this wider sense food is closely synonymous with nutriment, nourishment, and sustenance. Diet refers to the quantity and quality of food habitually taken, with reference to preservation of health. Victuals is a plain, homely word for whatever may be eaten; we speak of choice viands, cold victuals. Nourishment and sustenance apply to whatever can be introduced into the system as a means of sustaining life; we say of a convalescent, he is taking nourishment. Nutriment and nutrition have more of scientific reference to the vitalizing principles of various foods; thus, wheat is said to contain a great amount of nutriment. Regimen considers food as taken by strict rule, but applies more widely to the whole ordering of life. Fare is a general word for all table supplies, good or bad; as, sumptuous fare; wretched fare. Feed, fodder, and provender are used only of the food of the lower animals, feed denoting anything consumed, but more commonly grain, fodder denoting hay, cornstalks, or the like, sometimes called "long feed;" provender is dry feed, whether grain or hay, straw, etc. Forage denotes any kind of food suitable for horses and cattle, primarily as obtained by a military force in scouring the country, especially an enemy's country.

    Synonyms:
    aliment, diet, fare, feed, fodder, food, forage, nutriment, nutrition, pabulum, provender, regimen, sustenance, viands, victuals

Princeton's WordNet

  1. nutriment, nourishment, nutrition, sustenance, aliment, alimentation, victualsnoun

    a source of materials to nourish the body

    Synonyms:
    sustentation, sustainment, victual, edible, nutrition, nutriment, pabulum, keep, viands, alimentation, upkeep, victuals, bread and butter, provender, feeding, support, eatable, aliment, provisions, sustenance, commissariat, living, maintenance, livelihood, comestible

  2. nourishmentnoun

    the act of nourishing

    "her nourishment of the orphans saved many lives"

    Synonyms:
    alimentation, nutriment, aliment, sustenance, victuals, nutrition

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  1. nourishmentnoun

    Synonyms:
    FOOD, aliment, diet, sustenance, nutriment, nutrition

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. nourishmentnoun

    Synonyms:
    nutrition, food, nutriment

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  1. List of paraphrases for "nourishment":

    nutrition, food, feeding, nutritional

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How to use nourishment in a sentence?

  1. Ali Salanti:

    For decades, scientists have been searching for similarities between the growth of a placenta and a tumor, the placenta is an organ, which within a few months grows from only few cells into an organ weighing [approximately] 2 pounds, and it provides the embryo with oxygen and nourishment in a relatively foreign environment. In a manner of speaking, tumors do much the same— they grow aggressively in a relatively foreign environment.

  2. Lewis Mumford:

    Unable to create a meaningful life for itself, the personality takes its own revenge: from the lower depths comes a regressive form of spontaneity: raw animality forms a counterpoise to the meaningless stimuli and the vicarious life to which the ordinary man is conditioned. Getting spiritual nourishment from this chaos of events, sensations, and devious interpretations is the equivalent of trying to pick through a garbage pile for food.

  3. Debasish Mridha, M.D.:

    For life we need three things only: nourishment, love, and peace.

  4. Hugh Pitty:

    The young ones have been abandoned by their mums, who don't have enough nourishment to produce any milk, that has led to them having to abandon the flying fox pups. We just find them on the ground underneath the trees in the park.

  5. Deodatta V. Shenai-Khatkhate:

    Some people bear startling resemblance with lovely Lotus flowers that grow in the mud, and yet rise above the murkier waters as astoundingly beautiful flowers. The mud of adversities, challenges and obstacles doesn't stop their growth, but offers the nourishment and strength to rise above the dirt. I often think that it must be the strong desire, tenacity and perseverance of Lotus flower that makes her so unique in rising above and beyond the normal limitations. Lest we forget, not everything that grows in the mud turns into an elegant Lotus flower. In my view we must strive to develop the same mental strength, perseverance and passion within - so as to grow above the mud of compelling circumstances, hate, hardships, social rejections, and discriminations that we often encounter in the real world. Only then we'll be able to transform into eloquent Lotus flowers, gently opening our soft and supple petals one by one, to make our world most beautiful.


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