Meaning of “nursing” in the English Dictionary

"nursing" in British English

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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 breast milk:

Nursing mothers are advised to eat plenty of leafy green vegetables.

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)

"nursing" in American English

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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)