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  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Foster  \Fos"ter\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Fostered},  p.  pr  &  vb 
  n.  {Fostering}.]  [OE.  fostren  fr  AS  f[=o]ster,  f[=o]stor, 
  food,  nourishment,  fr  f[=o]da  food.  [root]75.  See  {Food}.] 
  1.  To  feed;  to  nourish;  to  support;  to  bring  up 
 
  Some  say  that  ravens  foster  forlorn  children. 
  --Shak. 
 
  2.  To  cherish;  to  promote  the  growth  of  to  encourage;  to 
  sustain  and  promote;  as  to  foster  genius. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  fostered 
  adj  1:  encouraged  or  promoted  in  growth  or  development;  "dreams  of 
  liberty  nourished  by  the  blood  of  patriots  cannot 
  easily  be  given  up"  [syn:  {nourished}] 
  2:  provided  with  parental  care  and  nurture  especially  by  a 
  surrogate  or  surrogates 




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