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Dictionary definition for: Nurse

1. (n) one skilled in caring for young children or the sick (usually under the supervision of a physician)

2. (v) try to cure by special care of treatment, of an illness or injury; "He nursed his cold with Chinese herbs"

3. (n) a woman who is the custodian of children

4. (v) maintain (a theory, thoughts, or feelings) "bear a grudge" "entertain interesting notions" "harbor a resentment"

5. (v) serve as a nurse; care for sick or handicapped people

6. (v) treat carefully; "He nursed his injured back by liyng in bed several hours every afternoon" "He nursed the flowers in his garden and fertilized them regularly"

7. (v) give suck to; "The wetnurse suckled the infant" "You cannot nurse your baby in public in some places"

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