What does the word nourishment mean?

Usage examples for nourishment

  1. She was about to retire to her tent, but all thought of nourishment was forgotten as she shook her head vigorously in the negative. – Si'Wren of the Patriarchs by Roland Cheney
  2. But you need some nourishment in you first." – On With Torchy by Sewell Ford
  3. She has still a few long months to live and she needs nourishment. – The Life of the Spider by J. Henri Fabre