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FOSTERED

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does fostered mean? 

FOSTERED (adjective)
  The adjective FOSTERED has 2 senses:

1. encouraged or promoted in growth or development
2. provided with parental care and nurture especially by a surrogate or surrogates

  Familiarity information: FOSTERED used as an adjective is rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


FOSTERED (adjective)


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Meaning:

Encouraged or promoted in growth or development

Synonyms:

fostered; nourished

Context example:

dreams of liberty nourished by the blood of patriots cannot easily be given up

Similar:

supported (sustained or maintained by aid (as distinct from physical support))


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Meaning:

Provided with parental care and nurture especially by a surrogate or surrogates

Similar:

parented (having a parent or parents or cared for by parent surrogates)


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