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fosterage


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Fosterage  \Fos"ter*age\  (?;  48),  n. 
  The  care  of  a  foster  child;  the  charge  of  nursing.  --Sir  W. 
  Raleigh. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  fosterage 
  n  1:  encouragement;  aiding  the  development  of  something  [syn:  {fostering}] 
  2:  raising  someone  to  be  an  accepted  member  of  the  community; 
  "they  debated  whether  nature  or  nurture  was  more 
  important"  [syn:  {breeding},  {bringing  up},  {fostering},  {nurture}, 
  {nurturing},  {raising},  {rearing},  {upbringing}] 




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