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The providing of loving care and attention.

nur′tur·ant adj.


(Psychology) psychol the fact of taking care of or nurturing, or the ability to do so, in both a physical and emotional manner


(ˈnɜr tʃər əns)

warm and affectionate physical and emotional support and care.
nur′tur•ant, adj.
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Noun1.nurturance - physical and emotional care and nourishmentnurturance - physical and emotional care and nourishment
care, tending, attention, aid - the work of providing treatment for or attending to someone or something; "no medical care was required"; "the old car needs constant attention"
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A nurturance hypothesis (Batson, Lishner, Cook & Sawyer, 2005) assumes that tenderness and empathy are drives to care and protect one's children, but this care giving tendency may generalize to others with perspective-taking.
He opined that to select, train and sustain the military in such a hostile environment needs good selection, training and nurturance.
Filipinos, by tradition, take care of their ageing parents and grandparents at home, an act known as "utang na loob"--a way of reciprocating and showing gratitude for the nurturance they had provided to their children.
The report called for "a transition to a First Nations system that is based on the original systems of child rearing, education, and nurturance of individual spirit.
Moreover, since a significant majority of Holocaust survivors came from loving and stable families before the Nazi horrors, they had less need for protective dissociation and amnesia than young victims of childhood family abuse, where the abuser(s) who should have provided parental nurturance, safety and love did just the opposite.
At the heart of raising children, the essential element is the wholehearted love, security and nurturance given them by their parents, not the gender combination involved.
It's possible women nd dog owners more attractive as it shows their capacity for commitment and nurturance.
It's possible women find dog owners more attractive as it shows their capacity for commitment and nurturance.
Beatleness: How the Beatles and Their Fans Remade the World" explains how the band became a source of emotional, intellectual, aesthetic, and spiritual nurturance in fans' lives, creating a relationship that was historically unique.
Charissa would do best in a two-parent home where her needs can be met with nurturance and support.
Overall, the parents provided low level of nurturance for their preschool children that may lead to a derisory life for a growing child.
It further said, "As duty bearers and stewards of the State, you owe it to your people, especially the helpless under five children, to protect and promote their nurturance from which may depend their very survival.