- anything that nourishes; food; nutriment
- the act or process of raising or promoting the development of; training, educating, fostering, etc.
- all the environmental factors, collectively, to which one is subjected from conception onward, as distinguished from one's nature or heredity
ME < OFr norreture < LL nutritura, pp. of L nutrire, to nourish: see nurse
transitive verb nurtured, nurturing
- to feed or nourish
- to promote the development of
- to raise by educating, training, etc.