warm and affectionate physical and emotional support and care.

1935–40; nurture + -ance

nurturant, adjective
nonnurturant, adjective Unabridged
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Example sentences
Her utmost concern is the nurturance, growth and success of the university's students, faculty and staff.
All the years of nurturance overload simply got to be too much.
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