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"nursing" in British English

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nursingadjective [before noun]

uk   /ˈnɜː.sɪŋ/  us   /ˈnɝː-/
A nursing ​mother is a woman who is ​feeding her ​baby with her own ​breastmilk: Nursing mothers are ​advised to ​eat plenty of ​leafygreenvegetables.

nursingnoun [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.
(Definition of nursing from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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nursingnoun [U]

 us   /ˈnɜr·sɪŋ/
the ​job of being a ​nurse: She ​studied nursing at Northwestern University.
(Definition of nursing from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “nursing”
in Arabic تَمريض…
in Korean 간호 업무…
in Portuguese enfermagem…
in Catalan professió d’infermer…
in Japanese 看護, 介護…
in Chinese (Simplified) (女性)哺乳的,喂奶的…
in Turkish hemşirelik, hasta bakıcılık…
in Russian профессия медсестры…
in Chinese (Traditional) (女性)哺乳的,餵奶的…
in Italian assistenza ai malati…
in Polish pielęgniarstwo…
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