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    nurse - Dictionary definition and meaning for word nurse

    (noun) one skilled in caring for young children or the sick (usually under the supervision of a physician) Definition
    (noun) a woman who is the custodian of children
    Synonyms : nanny , nursemaid
    (verb) try to cure by special care of treatment, of an illness or injury
    Example Sentence
    • He nursed his cold with Chinese herbs
    (verb) maintain (a theory, thoughts, or feelings)
    Synonyms : entertain , harbor , harbour , hold
    Example Sentence
    • bear a grudge
    • entertain interesting notions
    • harbor a resentment
    (verb) serve as a nurse; care for sick or handicapped people Definition
    (verb) treat carefully
    Example Sentence
    • He nursed his injured back by lying in bed several hours every afternoon
    • He nursed the flowers in his garden and fertilized them regularly
    (verb) give suck to
    Example Sentence
    • The wetnurse suckled the infant
    • You cannot nurse your baby in public in some places
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