- One skilled in caring for young children or the sick (usually under the supervision of a physician. )
- A woman who is the custodian of children.
- Try to cure by special care of treatment, of an illness or injury.
- usage: "He nursed his cold with Chinese herbs"
- Maintain (a theory, thoughts, or feelings. )
- usage: "bear a grudge"; "entertain interesting notions"; "harbor a resentment"
- Serve as a nurse; care for sick or handicapped people.
- Treat carefully.
- usage: "He nursed his injured back by lying in bed several hours every afternoon"; "He nursed the flowers in his garden and fertilized them regularly"
- Give suck to.
- usage: "The wetnurse suckled the infant"; "You cannot nurse your baby in public in some places"
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