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nurture

  

      n  
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       12  
      vb   tr  
4    to feed or support  
5    to educate or train  
     (C14: from Old French norriture, from Latin nutrire to nourish)  
  nurturable      adj  
  nurturer      n  
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nurture

  

      n  
1    diet, food, nourishment  
2    development, discipline, education, instruction, rearing, training, upbringing  
      vb  
3    feed, nourish, nurse, support, sustain, tend  
4    bring up, cultivate, develop, discipline, educate, instruct, rear, school, train  
  
Antonyms     
,       vb   deprive, disregard, ignore, neglect, overlook  

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