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nurturing

[ nur-cher-ing ]
/ ˈnɜr tʃər ɪŋ /
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adjective
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.
noun
the act of providing food, protection, support, or encouragement:There's no substitute for what nurturing can do for a child.
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.
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Origin of nurturing

nurtur(e) + -ing2 for the adjective sense; nurtur(e) + -ing1 for the noun senses
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