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nursing

adjective [before noun] uk   /ˈnɜː.sɪŋ/ us    /ˈnɝː-/
describes 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.
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