[ nur-cher-uhns ]

  1. warm and affectionate physical and emotional support and care.

Origin of nurturance

First recorded in 1935–40; nurture + -ance

Other words from nurturance

  • nur·tur·ant, adjective
  • non·nur·tur·ant, adjective

Words Nearby nurturance Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use nurturance in a sentence

  • This caring nurturance is what we call the nursing response.

    Nursing as Caring | Anne Boykin