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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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  • Find the more nurturant faculty even if they aren't stars.
  • He wouldn't be called nurturant or sensitive-but until the hemlock, he did survive.
  • The contextual differences for responsible and nurturant behaviors were found mostly for the older age groups.
Word Origin and History for nurturant

nurturance

n.

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

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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