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

Examples of nurturance in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web 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, "Sayaka Murata Is Experimenting on You," 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, "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

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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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“Nurturance.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/nurturance. Accessed 7 May. 2021.

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nurturance

noun

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 nurturance (audio) \ adjective

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