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Overview of noun nurse

The noun nurse has 2 senses? (first 2 from tagged texts)
1. (2) nurse

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

2. (1) nanny, nursemaid, nurse

(a woman who is the custodian of children)

Overview of verb nurse

The verb nurse has 5 senses? (first 2 from tagged texts)
1. (2) nurse

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

2. (1) harbor, harbour, hold, entertain, nurse

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

3. nurse

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

4. nurse

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

5. breastfeed, suckle, suck, nurse, wet-nurse, lactate, give suck

(give suck to; "The wetnurse suckled the infant"; "You cannot nurse your baby in public in some places") © 2001-2013, Demand Media, all rights reserved. The database is based on Word Net a lexical database for the English language. see disclaimer
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