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nurse

Short Definition : suckle; take care of (as a nurse); bear in mind; Ex. nursing mother; Ex. nurse a hope/grudge against someone

Definition
(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
Definition
(verb) try to cure by special care of treatment, of an illness or injury
Example Sentence
  • He nursed his cold with Chinese herbs
Definition
(verb) maintain (a theory, thoughts, or feelings)
Example Sentence
  • bear a grudge
  • entertain interesting notions
  • harbor a resentment
Definition
(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
Definition
(verb) give suck to
Example Sentence
  • The wetnurse suckled the infant
  • You cannot nurse your baby in public in some places

nurture

Short Definition : nourish; feed; educate; rear; care for while it is growing or developing; foster; cultivate; N: something that nourishes; rearing

Definition
(noun) the properties acquired as a consequence of the way you were treated as a child
Synonyms : raising rearing
Definition
(noun) helping someone grow up to be an accepted member of the community
Example Sentence
  • they debated whether nature or nurture was more important
Definition
(verb) help develop, help grow
Synonyms : foster
Example Sentence
  • nurture his talents
Definition
(verb) bring up
Synonyms : bring up parent raise rear
Example Sentence
  • raise a family
  • bring up children
Definition
(verb) provide with nourishment
Synonyms : nourish sustain
Example Sentence
  • We sustained ourselves on bread and water
  • This kind of food is not nourishing for young children
   Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for nurture

Dont torture but please nurture

nourish mans to supply with food in order to GOW AND DEVELOP

feeding from nature!!

nursery class teacher nourish, feed, educate, rear, care for while it is growing or developing, foster, cultivate.

nutrient

Short Definition : nourishing substance; ADJ: providing nourishment

Definition
(noun) any substance that can be metabolized by an animal to give energy and build tissue
Synonyms : food
Definition
(noun) any substance (such as a chemical element or inorganic compound) that can be taken in by a green plant and used in organic synthesis Definition
(adj) of or providing nourishment
Example Sentence
  • good nourishing stew

nutrition

Short Definition : process of nourishing or being nourished; CF. malnutrition

Definition
(noun) (physiology) the organic process of nourishing or being nourished; the processes by which an organism assimilates food and uses it for growth and maintenance Definition
(noun) a source of materials to nourish the body Definition
(noun) the scientific study of food and drink (especially in humans)

nutritious

Short Definition : providing nourishment

Definition
(adj) of or providing nourishment
Example Sentence
  • good nourishing stew
   Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for nutritious

nutritious

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