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nurturance

[ nur-cher-uhns ]
/ ˈnɜr tʃər əns /
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noun
warm and affectionate physical and emotional support and care.
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Origin of nurturance

First recorded in 1935–40; nurture + -ance

OTHER WORDS FROM nurturance

nur·tur·ant, adjectivenon·nur·tur·ant, adjective
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How to use nurturance in a sentence

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

    Nursing as Caring|Anne Boykin
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