What does the word nourish mean?

Usage examples for nourish

  1. For the prize of battle Is not a strip of land Which one day the fat of the victor Will nourish, mingled with that of his foe. – The Forerunners by Romain Rolland
  2. They were the more inclined to do this as the season was yet early, the weather inclement, and, the corn being still green, they wanted means to nourish their troops. – Stories From Thucydides by H. L. Havell