Meaning of “ministering angel” in the English Dictionary

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"ministering angel" in British English

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ministering angelnoun [ C ]

uk /ˌmɪn.ɪ.stə.rɪŋ ˈeɪn.dʒəl/ us /ˌmɪn.ə.stɚ.ɪŋ ˈeɪn.dʒəl/ UK humorous

a very kind person, usually a woman, who takes care of people who are ill

(Definition of “ministering angel” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)