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nurturance

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

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

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