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verb [transitive] British English pronunciation: nurture /ˈnɜː(r)tʃə(r)/ 
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present tense
I/you/we/theynurture
he/she/itnurtures
present participlenurturing
past tensenurtured
past participlenurtured

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    to help someone or something to develop

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