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

  2. [noun] a woman who is the custodian of children
    Synonyms: nanny, maid

  3. [verb] try to cure by special care of treatment, of an illness or injury; "He nursed his cold with Chinese herbs"

  4. [verb] maintain (a theory, thoughts, or feelings); "bear a grudge"; "entertain interesting notions"; "harbor a resentment"
    Synonyms: harbor, harbour, hold, entertain

  5. [verb] serve as a nurse; care for sick or handicapped people

  6. [verb] 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. [verb] give suck to; "The wetnurse suckled the infant"; "You cannot nurse your baby in public in some places"
    Synonyms: breastfeed, bottle-feed, suckle, suck, wet-lactate, give suck


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