Pronunciation: (nûr'ish-munt, nur'-), [key]
1. something that nourishes; food, nutriment, or sustenance.
2. the act of nourishing.
3. the state of being nourished.
4. a process, system, method, etc., of providing or administering nourishment: a treatise on the nourishment of international trade.
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