nurturance

[nur-cher-uhns]
noun
warm and affectionate physical and emotional support and care.

Origin:
1935–40; nurture + -ance

nurturant, adjective
nonnurturant, adjective
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nurturance

noun
physical and emotional care and nourishment 
nurturant

adjective
providing physical and emotional care and nourishment 
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Example sentences
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.
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