artificial nourishment

artificial nourishment

[¦ärd·ə¦fish·əl ′nər·ish·mənt]
(civil engineering)
The process of replenishing a beach by artificial means, such as the deposition of dredged material.
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Contract notice: Operational plan for the detection of submarine sand fields used for the artificial nourishment erosion of sandy coasts in the region - dgr n.
Written by lifelong gardeners Jeff Lowenfels and Wayne Lewis, Teaming With Microbes: A Gardener's guide to the Soil Food Web is a guide to using natural means to enrich the nutrients in soil and therefore the plants that grow in it, such as compost, mulches, and compost teas, rather than harshly toxic artificial fertilizers that destroy the very microbes that sustain healthy plants, therefore making plants increasingly dependent artificial nourishment.
But the wills are opposed by churches and the Muslim faith because they allow people, such as Alzheimer's disease sufferers, to instruct doctors to withdraw artificial nourishment.
Why do we match the persistent vegetative state with what we frankly should call the persistent medicative state-a relentless use of artificial nourishment and other treatments to perpetuate unconscious existence?
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