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nursery

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of nursery

  1. 1 a place or environment that favors the development of something ancient Greece is often cited as the nursery of democracy Synonyms of nursery hotbed, hothouse, nest, nidus, breeding ground, seedbed, seminaryWords Related to nursery crucible; base, capital, center, core, cynosure, eye, focus, heart, hub, mecca, nucleus, seat; focus, headquarters

  2. 2 a school for children who are generally less than five years old are asking parents not to bring their children to the nursery if they have the flu virus Synonyms of nursery crèche, day nursery, nursery school, pre-K, prekindergarten, preschool



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