Definition of Nurturant

1. Adjective. Providing physical and emotional care and nourishment.

Similar to: Compassionate



Definition of Nurturant

1. Adjective. That nurtures ¹

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Definition of Nurturant

1. [adj]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Nurturant

nursing staff
nursing theory
nursings
nursle
nursled
nursles
nursling
nurslings
nurstle
nurstled
nurstling
nursy
nurtural
nurturance
nurturances
nurturant (current term)
nurture
nurtured
nurturer
nurturers
nurtures
nurturing
nus
nustle
nustled
nustles
nustling
nut-cutting time

Literary usage of Nurturant

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1. Social Security Programs in the U. S. by DIANE Publishing Company (1996)
"Rearing by especially nurturant "foster mothers" encourages the infants to overcome their natural shyness. Not only do they cope with the usual stressors ..."

2. Science by American Association for the Advancement of Science (1883)
"Those sperm stored in the seminal vesicles appear to be able to survive at least 6 weeks if retained in that nurturant environment. ..."

3. The Making of the American Citizenry: An Introduction to Political Socialization by Michael P. Riccards (1973)
"However, while the young child can imitate the behavior of many different adults, generally he chooses as his model the most nurturant person in his life. ..."

4. Prevention of Mental Disorders, Alcohol and Other Drug Use in Children and edited by David Shaffer (1996)
"... one can document numerous examples of individuals whose evident risk for disorder was overcome by a nurturant or responsive environment. ..."

5. Under Heaven's Brow: Pre-Christian Religious Tradition in Chuuk by Ward Hunt Goodenough (2002)
"... they were expected to provide for their surviving kin and descen- dents in ways similar to the nurturant care given by parents and senior relatives. ..."

6. Advanced Methodological Issues in Culturally Competent Evaluation for edited by Ada-Helen Bayer, Frances L. Brisbane, Amelie Ramirez, Leonard G. Epstein (1998)
"Serpell (1993) supports this view by arguing that intelligence is culturally constructed and consists of three basic elements: • Culture as a nurturant ..."

7. Cultural Competence for Evaluators: A Guide for Alcohol and Other Drug Abuse edited by Mario A. Orlandi (1998)
"In much of social science research, Hispanic women are cast as suffering wives and overly nurturant mothers who are rarely visible because of their "super ..."

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