Word forms: nurtures
COBUILD Advanced British English Dictionary1. verbIf you nurture something such as a young child or a young plant, you care for it while it is growing and developing. [formal] [V n] ⇒ Parents want to know the best way to nurture and raise their child to adulthood. [V n] ⇒ The modern conservatory is not an environment for nurturing plants.nurturing
graded adjective & adjective ⇒ She was not receiving warm nurturing care.nurturing
uncount noun ⇒ Which adult in these children's lives will provide the nurturing they need?2. verbIf you nurture plans, ideas, or people, you encourage them or help them to develop. [formal] [V n] ⇒ She had always nurtured great ambitions for her son. [be V-ed] ⇒ ...parents whose political views were nurtured in the sixties. [V n] ⇒ Charlie Nelson has nurtured fine sprinters.nurturing
uncount noun [+ of] ⇒ The decision to cut back on film-making had a catastrophic effect on the nurturing of new talent.3. uncount nounNurture is care that is given to someone while they are growing and developing. ⇒ The human organism learns partly by nature, partly by nurture.