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Adjective: nursed  nurst
  1. (of an infant) breast-fed
    - suckled
Verb: nurse  nurs
  1. (medicine) try to cure by special care of treatment, of an illness or injury
    "He nursed his cold with Chinese herbs"
     
  2. Maintain (a theory, thoughts, or feelings)
    "nurse a resentment";
    - harbor [N. Amer], harbour [Brit, Cdn], hold, entertain
     
  3. Serve as a nurse; care for sick or handicapped people
     
  4. Treat carefully
    "He nursed his injured back by lying in bed several hours every afternoon"; "He nursed the flowers in his garden and fertilized them regularly"
     
  5. (of a woman) produce breast milk for a baby to drink
    "You cannot nurse your baby in public in some places";
    - breastfeed, suckle, suck, wet-nurse, lactate, give suck

See also: breast-fed

Type of: care, care for, do by, experience, feed, feel, give, give care, handle, treat

Encyclopedia: Nurse