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English definition of “nurse”

nurse

verb [T]
 
 
/nɜːs/
CARE FOR to care for a person or animal that is sick: We nursed the injured bird back to health.Treating and caring for people
FEED US to feed a baby milk from its mother's breast: She nursed her son until he was a year old.Giving food to people and animalsChildren and babies
INJURY to try to cure an illness or injury by resting: He was nursing a broken nose.Treating and caring for people
EMOTION to think about an idea or an emotion for a long time: She nursed a great hatred towards her older sister.Continually thinking about
(Definition of nurse verb from the Cambridge Learners Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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