From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Nourish \Nour"ish\ (n[u^]r"[i^]sh), v. t. [imp. & p. p.
   Nourished (n[u^]r"[i^]sht); p. pr. & vb. n. Nourishing.]
   [OE. norisen, norischen, OF. nurir, nurrir, norir, F.
   nourrir, fr. L. nutrire. Cf. Nurse, Nutriment, and see
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   1. To feed and cause to grow; to supply with matter which
      increases bulk or supplies waste, and promotes health; to
      furnish with nutriment.
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            He planteth an ash, and the rain doth nourish it.
                                                  --Is. xliv.
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   2. To support; to maintain.
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            Whiles I in Ireland nourish a mighty band. --Shak.
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   3. To supply the means of support and increase to; to
      encourage; to foster; as, to nourish rebellion; to nourish
      the virtues. "Nourish their contentions." --Hooker.
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   4. To cherish; to comfort.
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            Ye have nourished your hearts.        --James v. 5.
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   5. To educate; to instruct; to bring up; to nurture; to
      promote the growth of in attainments. --Chaucer.
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            Nourished up in the words of faith.   --1 Tim. iv.
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   Syn: To cherish; feed; supply. See Nurture.
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