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mothering

noun

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(Entry 1 of 2)

as in motherhood, maternity

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mothering

verb
present participle of mother

Synonyms & Antonyms of mothering (Entry 2 of 2)

1 to bring forth from the womb
  • I hope to mother at least one child

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2 to attend to the needs and comforts of
  • mothered the patients with chicken soup

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“Mothering.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/mothering. Accessed 8 Dec. 2021.

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