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