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nursingadjective [before noun]

uk   /ˈnɜː.sɪŋ/  us   /ˈnɝː.sɪŋ/
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.sɪŋ/
  • 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)
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