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Dictionary definition for: Nurture

1. (n) the properties acquired as a consequence of the way you were treated as a child

2. (v) help develop, help grow; "nurture his talents"

3. (n) raising someone to be an accepted member of the community; "they debated whether nature or nurture was more important"

4. (v) bring up; "raise a family" "bring up children"

5. (v) provide with nourishment; "We sustained ourselves on bread and water" "This kind of food is not nourishing for young children"

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