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nurturance

[nur-cher-uh ns] /ˈnɜr tʃər əns/
noun
1.
warm and affectionate physical and emotional support and care.
Origin
1935-1940
1935-40; nurture + -ance
Related forms
nurturant, adjective
nonnurturant, adjective
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  • 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.
Word Origin and History for nurturance
n.

1938, from nurture + -ance. Related: Nurturant.

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