[ nur-cher-ing ]
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  1. providing food, protection, comfort, or support:Creating safe, nurturing places where all children can grow and develop their unique gifts is a responsibility of all adult members of a society.

  1. the act of providing food, protection, support, or encouragement:There's no substitute for what nurturing can do for a child.

  2. the act or process of educating or training:We hope to build an ecosystem in this county that encourages incubation, innovation, and nurturing of entrepreneurs.

Origin of nurturing

First recorded in 1425–75; nurtur(e) + -ing2 for the adjective sense; nurtur(e) + -ing1 for the noun senses

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

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