nourish 栄養を与える

September 10, 2016  =========
☆ nourish 栄養を与える
When you “nourish” a person, animal, or even a plant, it means that you give them the food that is necessary for them to live, grow and be in good health. Here are some examples:
The food that a pregnant woman eats nourishes both her and the baby.
There are microbes in the soil that nourish the plant.
You can also use “nourish” to talk about feeding something emotionally not just physically. For example, “My mother nourished my dream of traveling to Europe.” And “Although the newspapers don’t create public opinion, they can help to nourish it.” (This means that the newspapers write stories that support the public opinion that they want people to have.)