Pronunciation: (nûr'ish, nur'-), [key]
1. to sustain with food or nutriment; supply with what is necessary for life, health, and growth.
2. to cherish, foster, keep alive, etc.: He had long nourished the dream of living abroad.
3. to strengthen, build up, or promote: to nourish discontent among the workers; to nourish the arts in one's community.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.