Definition of nourishing in English:

nourishing

adjective

  • (of food) containing substances necessary for growth, health, and good condition.

    ‘a simple but nourishing meal’
    • ‘Even in today's societies there are many different weaning practices dependent upon history, religious taboos, and the availability of nourishing foods suitable for infants.’
    • ‘Plenty of rest and hot, nourishing food is what he needs now.’
    • ‘Expect to cook plenty of nourishing stews for cosy nights at home.’
    • ‘Not only did the goat provide the family with more nourishing food but the surplus milk was sold to make a small income, which allowed the children to attend school.’
    • ‘This energy emanated from a medium traditionally associated with nourishing food and nurturing femininity.’
    • ‘The 160 technicians put in eight-hour shifts and the employees - from the plant director down - eat hearty, nourishing meals from the same, heavily subsidized menu.’
    • ‘You need not take a home-study course in animal nutrition to feed your pug a balanced, nourishing diet.’
    • ‘We could start by making sure that everyone in the world has access to free education, basic health care, sufficient nourishing food and potable water.’
    • ‘What chance do they stand of growing up with a taste for wholesome, nourishing food when their mothers cannot be bothered to feed them correctly?’
    • ‘The nourishing soup had been freshly made with broccoli, spinach, celery and carrots, all naturally full of fibre.’
    • ‘It's damn cold and we are all in need of delicious and nourishing food.’
    • ‘Seaweeds, of course, are a food with a long history of medicinal use, both as a nourishing food tonic and as a medicine.’
    • ‘Make sure your child eats healthy nourishing food as opposed to junk food.’
    • ‘As the children filled their forks with nourishing food, bodily complications were discussed.’
    • ‘She put her longevity down in part to the plain food she had eaten over the years - home grown vegetables, very little tinned food, and nourishing desserts, like steamed puddings.’
    • ‘However, most people with drug and alcohol dependency have access to a nourishing diet and are lucky enough not to need to go on the street to feed their habit.’
    • ‘Wilton, in particular, is a scream as gentle-voiced Mum, who delays the group's flight while she makes nourishing sandwiches for everyone.’
    • ‘The special, a curried fennel and potato stew with a tomato base, was nourishing, but was served with overcooked rice - given the potatoes in the stew, it would have been enough by itself.’
    • ‘This is a wonderfully nourishing cake to take on a winter tramp or to a working bee.’
    • ‘It was conceded, though, that the week's bed rest, the nourishing soups, the strong teas and the mulled Guinness were important factors in getting rid of the coughs of yesteryear.’
    good for one, full of nourishment, full of nutrients, nutritive, wholesome, healthy, health-giving, healthful, beneficial, sustaining, strengthening
    nutritious, good for one, full of nourishment, full of nutrients, nutritive, wholesome, healthy, health-giving, healthful, beneficial, sustaining, strengthening
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Pronunciation

nourishing

/ˈnʌrɪʃɪŋ/