nurturance

noun

nur·​tur·​ance ˈnər-chə-rən(t)s How to pronounce nurturance (audio)
: affectionate care and attention
nurturant adjective

Examples of nurturance in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web For my character, her organizing principle is nurturance. Hunter Ingram, Variety, 18 Apr. 2024 Van Gogh had unchained it from its age-old funereal associations and reinvented it as a tour de force of emotional connection and nurturance. Deborah Solomon, New York Times, 11 May 2023 Fragrance brings joy and self-nurturance. April Long, Town & Country, 13 Dec. 2020 Hank’s father is a famous literary figure, which makes Hank the junior to a senior who offered nurturance and support to other writers but not to his own son. Matthew Gilbert, BostonGlobe.com, 15 Mar. 2023 The discovery of a covert unity and nurturance among separate trees acquires a special resonance against the backdrop of the coronavirus pandemic. Rebecca Giggs, The Atlantic, 17 June 2021 For all society’s talk of love and nurturance, under Keiko’s gaze its core value is revealed to be a cheery willingness to serve others 24 hours a day. Stephanie Hayes, The Atlantic, 9 Nov. 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, 2 Feb. 2020

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Word History

First Known Use

circa 1938, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of nurturance was circa 1938

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“Nurturance.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/nurturance. Accessed 27 May. 2024.

Kids Definition

nurturance

noun
nur·​tur·​ance ˈnər-chə-rən(t)s How to pronounce nurturance (audio)
: affectionate care and attention
nurturant adjective

Medical Definition

nurturance

noun
nur·​tur·​ance ˈnər-chə-rən(t)s How to pronounce nurturance (audio)
: affectionate care and attention
nurturant adjective

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