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 nurturant (audio) \ adjective

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Militza’s younger sister, Estrella, is a quiet and reserved girl who craves adult attention and nurturance., "Militza and Estrella love singing and swimming," 10 June 2019 Gifted but impoverished, the young Armstrong received support and nurturance from the Karnofskys, a Jewish immigrant family that survived as junk peddlers. Howard Reich,, "'Body and Soul' doc explores links between jazz and Jews," 6 Feb. 2018 Roboticists have learned that nurturance is the killer app. David Freeman, NBC News, "15 top science & tech leaders offer surprising predictions for 2018," 31 Dec. 2017 There was a strange kind of craving there for maternal nurturance. Jeanie Pyun, The Hollywood Reporter, "Camille Paglia on Hugh Hefner's Legacy, Trump's Masculinity and Feminism's Sex Phobia," 2 Oct. 2017 Drey'ona is looking for an active, patient, trustworthy and caring forever family who is committed and willing to provide support and nurturance. Boys & Girls Aid / Community Content Partner,, "A Home of Her Own: Drey'ona, 15, is artistic, active, and loves to laugh.," 30 June 2017

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First Known Use of nurturance

circa 1938, in the meaning defined above

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English Language Learners Definition of nurturance

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


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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