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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun The act or process of giving or receiving nourishment.
  • noun Support; sustenance.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The act or power of affording nutriment.
  • noun The state or process of being nourished; mode of, or condition in regard to, nourishment.
  • noun The providing or supplying with the necessaries of life.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun The act or process of affording nutriment; the function of the alimentary canal.
  • noun State or mode of being nourished.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun feeding, being fed; the provision of food and other necessities.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun a source of materials to nourish the body
  • noun the act of supplying food and nourishment

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