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nursing

adjective [before noun] uk   /ˈnɜː.sɪŋ/ us    /ˈnɝː-/
A nursing mother is a woman who is feeding her baby with her own breast milk: Nursing mothers are advised to eat plenty of leafy green vegetables.

nursing

noun [U] uk   /ˈnɜː.sɪŋ/ us    /ˈnɝː-/

nursing noun [U] (JOB)

the job of being a nurse: She studied nursing at Garfield Hospital.

nursing noun [U] (FEEDING)

the act of a woman feeding a baby with milk from her breasts: Nursing is preferable to bottle-feeding in most cases.
Translations of “nursing”
in Korean 간호 업무…
in Arabic تَمريض…
in Portuguese enfermagem…
in Catalan professió d’infermer…
in Japanese 看護, 介護…
in Italian assistenza ai malati…
in Chinese (Traditional) (女性)哺乳的,餵奶的…
in Russian профессия медсестры…
in Turkish hemşirelik, hasta bakıcılık…
in Chinese (Simplified) (女性)哺乳的,喂奶的…
in Polish pielęgniarstwo…
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