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nourishment

[′nər·ish·mənt]
(geology)
The replenishment of a beach, either naturally (such as by littoral transport) or artificially (such as by deposition of dredged materials).
(hydrology)
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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"Blaisois," replied Musqueton, "remember that bread is the true nourishment of a Frenchman, who is not always able to get bread, ask Grimaud."
Meanwhile, scientists fighting cancer are trying to thwart angiogenesis and thus the flow of oxygen and nourishment to tumors.
Susan Halsey's opinion that nothing can be done to stop these losses is in direct conflict with a National Research Council report, "Beach Nourishment and Protection," that finds that "beach nourishment is a viable engineering alternative for shore protection and is the principal technique for beach restoration; its application is suitable for some, but not all, locations where erosion is occurring." Halsey's assessment that there isn't enough sand in the Sahara to renourish these eroding beaches appears to be nonscientific hyperbole.
In the meantime, the finding is a bit of nourishment for thoughtful ecologists.
The animals need to get close enough to the vents to feed on chemosynthetic bacteria, which derive nourishment from the energy-rich sulfur compounds in the water, but they run the risk of getting cooked in the hydrothermal fluids if they get too near.
That hookworms make such proteins is not surprising, since the survival of these parasites depends upon their ability to latch onto a mammal's small intestine and drain blood for nourishment. Knowledge of the worms' anticlotting skill dates to the turn of the century, notes Cappello.
This test allows researchers to gauge the brain's use of glucose, a sugar that provides nourishment for nerve cells.
In the Finnish study, nutritionists monitored the babies to make certain they got proper nourishment. Klish and others note that one danger of advising parents to restrict children's fat intake is that some parents unintentionally deprive them of nutrients -- a particularly significant health hazard for infants.
"In his Mann Ki Baat program PM Modi has emphasised on the importance of nourishment and dedicated the month of September to 'Poshon' (nourishment)," she added.