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Definitions of nurse:

  • noun:   one skilled in caring for young children or the sick (usually under the supervision of a physician)
  • noun:   a woman who is the custodian of children
  • verb:   treat carefully
    Example: "He nursed his injured back by liyng in bed several hours every afternoon"
  • verb:   serve as a nurse; care for sick or handicapped people
  • verb:   try to cure by special care of treatment, of an illness or injury
    Example: "He nursed his cold with Chinese herbs"
  • verb:   give suck to
    Example: "The wetnurse suckled the infant"
  • verb:   maintain (a theory, thoughts, or feelings)
  • name:  A surname (rare: 1 in 100000 families; popularity rank in the U.S.: #8450)


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