Definition: promoting or sustaining life, growth, or strength

Synonyms: Nourish denotes supplying with food or causing to grow; cherish: to hold and treat dearly; nurture: to attend to with a fostering care.

Quote: Of the things which nourish the imagination, humor is one of the most needful, and it is dangerous to limit or destroy it. — Edmond John Millington Synge (1871–1909) Irish playwright, poet, & folklorist

Quote: Nature promotes mutualism. The flower nourishes the bee. The river waters quench the thirst of all living beings. And trees provide a welcoming home to so many birds and animals. There is a rhythm to this togetherness. — Ram Nath Kovind (1945-) 14th President of India

Comment: Every food provides its own nourishment. A wide and balanced variety provides sustaining energies. It is said. “Man cannot live by bread alone.”

Observation: Some ideas, like seeds, need fire to germinate. But most others just need a little soil (sustenance), water (life), & sun (energy).