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Noun: nursing  nur-sing
  1. The work of caring for the sick, injured or infirm
  2. The profession of a nurse
  3. Nourishing at the breast
    - breast feeding
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

Derived forms: nursings

Type of: aid, attention, care, care for, do by, experience, feed, feel, give, give care, handle, health profession, infant feeding, tending, treat

Encyclopedia: Nursing