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Adjective fostered has 2 senses
  1. fostered, nourished - encouraged or promoted in growth or development; "dreams of liberty nourished by the blood of patriots cannot easily be given up"
    Antonym: unsupported (indirect, via supported)
  2. fostered - provided with parental care and nurture especially by a surrogate or surrogates
    unparented, parentless (indirect, via parented)
Verb foster has 3 senses
  1. foster, further - promote the growth of; "Foster our children's well-being and education"
    --1 is one way to promote, advance, boost, further, encourage
    Derived forms: noun fosterage1, noun fostering1, noun fostering2
    Sample sentences:
    Somebody ----s something
    Something ----s something
  2. foster - bring up under fosterage; of children
    --2 is one way to
    rear, raise, bring up, nurture, parent
    Sample sentence:
    Somebody ----s somebody
  3. foster, nurture - help develop, help grow; "nurture his talents"
    --3 is one way to encourage
    Derived forms: noun fosterage2, noun fostering1, noun fostering2
    Sample sentences:
    Somebody ----s something
    Somebody ----s somebody
    Something ----s somebody
    Something ----s something
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