noun Date: circa 1938 affectionate care and attention • nurturant adjective

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • nurturance — (n.) 1938, from NURTURE (Cf. nurture) + ANCE (Cf. ance). Related: Nurturant …   Etymology dictionary

  • nurturance — nur|tur|ance [ nɜrtʃərəns ] noun uncount AMERICAN FORMAL the condition of giving care and attention to someone: the nurturance and development of young children ╾ nur|tur|ant adjective …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • nurturance — noun (U) AmE loving care and attention that you give to someone: the feminine virtue of nurturance nurturant adjective …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • nurturance — nurturant, adj. /nerr cheuhr euhns/, n. warm and affectionate physical and emotional support and care. [1935 40; NURTURE + ANCE] * * * …   Universalium

  • nurturance — noun The provision of physical and emotional care …   Wiktionary

  • nurturance — nur·tur·ance nər chə rən(t)s n affectionate care and attention nur·tur·ant rənt adj …   Medical dictionary

  • nurturance — nur|tur|ance [ˈnə:tʃərəns US ˈnə:r ] n [U] formal loving care and attention that you give to someone …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • nurturance — nÉœrtʃərÉ™ns / nɜːt n. act of providing care or sustenance; rearing; cultivation, fostering …   English contemporary dictionary

  • nurturance — nur·tur·ance …   English syllables

  • nurturance —  Воспитание …   Вестминстерский словарь теологических терминов

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