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Definition of "nurture" []

  • Something that nourishes; sustenance. (noun)
  • The act of bringing up. (noun)
  • Biology The sum of environmental influences and conditions acting on an organism. (noun)
  • To nourish; feed. (verb-transitive)
  • To educate; train. (verb-transitive)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "nurture" in a sentence
  • "˜evolutionary biopsychosocial model™ is meant to encompass the life-history connection between specific components of nature and specific components of nurture that can be expressed teleologically either as ˜nature operates via nurture™ or ˜nurture operates via nature.™"
  • "The industry the farmers are trying to nurture is also - like most markets in China - plagued with fakes."
  • "My question about nurture is in response to this remark byÂyou:"