Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb nourish

2 senses of nourish

Sense 1
nourish, nurture, sustain -- (provide with nourishment; "We sustained ourselves on bread and water"; "This kind of food is not nourishing for young children")
       => provide, supply, ply, cater -- (give what is desired or needed, especially support, food or sustenance; "The hostess provided lunch for all the guests")

Sense 2
nutrify, aliment, nourish -- (give nourishment to)
       => feed, give -- (give food to; "Feed the starving children in India"; "don't give the child this tough meat")

Antonyms of adj nourishing

1 sense of nourishing

Sense 1
alimentary, alimental, nourishing, nutrient, nutritious, nutritive -- (of or providing nourishment; "good nourishing stew")

INDIRECT (VIA wholesome) -> unwholesome -- (detrimental to physical or moral well-being; "unwholesome food"; "unwholesome habits like smoking")

Similarity of adj nourishing

1 sense of nourishing

Sense 1
alimentary, alimental, nourishing, nutrient, nutritious, nutritive -- (of or providing nourishment; "good nourishing stew")
       => wholesome (vs. unwholesome) -- (conducive to or characteristic of physical or moral well-being; "wholesome attitude"; "wholesome appearance"; "wholesome food")

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