Definitions for nurse

Definitions for (noun) nurse

Main entry: nanny, nurse, nursemaid

Definition: a woman who is the custodian of children

Main entry: nurse

Definition: one skilled in caring for young children or the sick (usually under the supervision of a physician)

Definitions for (verb) nurse

Main entry: nurse

Definition: try to cure by special care of treatment, of an illness or injury

Usage: He nursed his cold with Chinese herbs

Main entry: lactate, wet-nurse, breastfeed, suck, suckle, nurse, give suck

Definition: give suck to

Usage: The wetnurse suckled the infant; You cannot nurse your baby in public in some places

Main entry: entertain, hold, harbor, harbour, nurse

Definition: maintain (a theory, thoughts, or feelings)

Usage: bear a grudge; entertain interesting notions; harbor a resentment

Main entry: nurse

Definition: 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

Main entry: nurse

Definition: serve as a nurse; care for sick or handicapped people

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