nurturance

noun
nur·​tur·​ance | \ ˈnər-chə-rən(t)s How to pronounce nurturance (audio) \

Definition of nurturance

: affectionate care and attention

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Other Words from nurturance

nurturant \ ˈnər-​chə-​rənt How to pronounce nurturant (audio) \ adjective

Examples of nurturance in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Legally freed for adoption, Militza and Estrella are looking for a family that can provide them with love, nurturance, guidance, and structure. BostonGlobe.com, "Sisters hope to join a family together," 2 Feb. 2020 Legally freed for adoption, Militza and Estrella are looking for a family that can provide them with love, nurturance, guidance, and structure. BostonGlobe.com, "Sisters hope to join a family together," 2 Feb. 2020 Legally freed for adoption, Militza and Estrella are looking for a family that can provide them with love, nurturance, guidance, and structure. BostonGlobe.com, "Sisters hope to join a family together," 2 Feb. 2020 Legally freed for adoption, Militza and Estrella are looking for a family that can provide them with love, nurturance, guidance, and structure. BostonGlobe.com, "Sisters hope to join a family together," 2 Feb. 2020 Legally freed for adoption, Militza and Estrella are looking for a family that can provide them with love, nurturance, guidance, and structure. BostonGlobe.com, "Sisters hope to join a family together," 2 Feb. 2020 Militza’s younger sister, Estrella, is a quiet and reserved girl who craves adult attention and nurturance. BostonGlobe.com, "Sisters hope to join a family together," 2 Feb. 2020 Legally freed for adoption, Militza and Estrella are looking for a family that can provide them with love, nurturance, guidance, and structure. BostonGlobe.com, "Sisters hope to join a family together," 2 Feb. 2020 Deanna has blossomed in an environment that has structure, predictability, and nurturance. BostonGlobe.com, "Deanna is a friendly sixteen-year-old biracial young woman. She has a great sense of humor and takes pride in making people laugh. Deanna loves going out to eat, shopping, going to the movies, and hanging out at the park. She loves animals and hopes to have pets in her future home.," 21 Oct. 2019

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First Known Use of nurturance

circa 1938, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of nurturance was circa 1938

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17 May 2020

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“Nurturance.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/nurturance. Accessed 6 Jun. 2020.

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nurturance

noun
How to pronounce nurturance (audio)

English Language Learners Definition of nurturance

formal : the love, care, and attention that you give to someone or something

nurturance

noun
nur·​tur·​ance | \ ˈnər-chə-rən(t)s How to pronounce nurturance (audio) \

Medical Definition of nurturance

: affectionate care and attention

Other Words from nurturance

nurturant \ -​rənt How to pronounce nurturant (audio) \ adjective

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