Pronunciation: (nûr'ish, nur'-),[key] —v.t. 1. to sustain with food or nutriment; supply with what is necessary for life, health, and growth.
2. to cherish, foster, keep alive, etc.: He had long nourished the dream of living abroad. 3. to strengthen, build up, or promote: to nourish discontent among the workers; to nourish the arts in one's community.