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Overview of noun nursing

The noun nursing has 3 senses? (first 1 from tagged texts)
1. (1) nursing

(the work of caring for the sick or injured or infirm)

2. nursing

(the profession of a nurse)

3. nursing, breast feeding

(nourishing at the breast)


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")

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