Nurturing



[nur-cher] /ˈnɜr tʃər/

verb (used with object), nurtured, nurturing.
1.
to feed and protect:
to nurture one’s offspring.
2.
to support and encourage, as during the period of training or development; foster:
to nurture promising musicians.
3.
to bring up; train; educate.
noun
4.
rearing, upbringing, training, education, or the like.
5.
development:
the nurture of young artists.
6.
something that nourishes; nourishment; food.
/ˈnɜːtʃə/
noun
1.
the act or process of promoting the development, etc, of a child
2.
something that nourishes
3.
(biology) the environmental factors that partly determine the structure of an organism See also nature (sense 12)
verb (transitive)
4.
to feed or support
5.
to educate or train
n.

c.1300, “breeding, upbringing,” from Old French norture, nourreture “food, nourishment; education, training,” from Late Latin nutritia (see nursery).
v.

“to feed or nourish,” early 15c., from nurture (n.). Related: Nurtured; nurturing.

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