Definition of nourishing in English:



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

    ‘a simple but nourishing meal’
    • ‘The nourishing soup had been freshly made with broccoli, spinach, celery and carrots, all naturally full of fibre.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘Make sure your child eats healthy nourishing food as opposed to junk food.’
    • ‘Seaweeds, of course, are a food with a long history of medicinal use, both as a nourishing food tonic and as a medicine.’
    • ‘This is a wonderfully nourishing cake to take on a winter tramp or to a working bee.’
    • ‘Wilton, in particular, is a scream as gentle-voiced Mum, who delays the group's flight while she makes nourishing sandwiches for everyone.’
    • ‘Expect to cook plenty of nourishing stews for cosy nights at home.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘It's damn cold and we are all in need of delicious and nourishing food.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘Plenty of rest and hot, nourishing food is what he needs now.’
    • ‘You need not take a home-study course in animal nutrition to feed your pug a balanced, nourishing diet.’
    • ‘This energy emanated from a medium traditionally associated with nourishing food and nurturing femininity.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘As the children filled their forks with nourishing food, bodily complications were discussed.’
    • ‘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?’
    good for one, full of nourishment, full of nutrients, nutritive, wholesome, healthy, health-giving, healthful, beneficial, sustaining, strengthening
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