un-nurtured


un-nurtured

verb (used with object), nur·tured, nur·tur·ing.

  1. to feed and protect: to nurture one’s offspring.
  2. to support and encourage, as during the period of training or development; foster: to nurture promising musicians.
  3. to bring up; train; educate.

noun

  1. rearing, upbringing, training, education, or the like.
  2. development: the nurture of young artists.
  3. something that nourishes; nourishment; food.

noun

  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 organismSee also nature (def. 12)

verb (tr)

  1. to feed or support
  2. to educate or train

v.“to feed or nourish,” early 15c., from nurture (n.). Related: Nurtured; nurturing. n.c.1300, “breeding, upbringing,” from Old French norture, nourreture “food, nourishment; education, training,” from Late Latin nutritia (see nursery).

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