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nourishing

[nur-i-shing, nuhr-] /ˈnɜr ɪ ʃɪŋ, ˈnʌr-/
adjective
1.
promoting or sustaining life, growth, or strength:
a nourishing diet.
Origin
1350-1400
1350-1400; Middle English (gerund); see nourish, -ing2
Related forms
nourishingly, adverb
nonnourishing, adjective
overnourishingly, adverb
self-nourishing, adjective
unnourishing, adjective
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nourishing

adj.

late 14c., past participle adjective from nourish (v.).

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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