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  Definition of nurse
  1. a woman who is the custodian of children
  2. one skilled in caring for young children or the sick (usually under the supervision of a physician)
  3. try to cure by special care of treatment, of an illness or injury; "He nursed his cold with Chinese herbs"
  4. give suck to; "The wetnurse suckled the infant"; "You cannot nurse your baby in public in some places"
  5. maintain (a theory, thoughts, or feelings); "bear a grudge"; "entertain interesting notions"; "harbor a resentment"
  6. treat carefully; "He nursed his injured back by liyng in bed several hours every afternoon"; "He nursed the flowers in his garden and fertilized them regularly"
  7. serve as a nurse; care for sick or handicapped people
Similar Words: nanny, nursemaid, breastfeed, bottle-feed, suckle, suck, wet-nurse, lactate, give suck, harbor, harbour, hold, entertain

 

Hyponyms: dry nurse, mammy, wet nurse, wet-nurse, wetnurse, amah, foster-nurse, graduate nurse, trained nurse, licensed practical nurse, LPN, practical nurse, matron, head nurse, midwife, accoucheuse, probationer, student nurse, registered nurse, RN, scrub nurse, visiting nurse, Cavell, Edith Cavell, Edith Louisa Cavell, Nightingale, Florence Nightingale, the Lady with the Lamp, Sanger, Margaret Sanger, Margaret Higgins Sanger

 

Grouped Verbs: suck

 

Member Meronyms: nurse-patient relation

 

Derivational Morphology: breastfeed, bottle-feed, suckle, suck, wet-nurse, lactate, give suck, nursing, lactation, suckling, nanny, nursemaid, breast feeding, nursery, baby's room, sucking, suction, sucker, nurser

 

Language Translations:
Chinese: 护士   Dutch: verpleegster and zoogmoeder  
Estonian: lapsehoidja   Finnish: hoitaja and lastenhoitaja  
French: infirmière and nourrice   German: Kinderfrau and Krankenschwester  
Greek: τροφός and νοσοκόμα   Hungarian: ápoló  
Italian: infermiere and nutrice   Japanese: 看護士 and 保母  
Korean: 간호원   Maltese: infermier  
Norwegian: sykesøster   Polish: opiekunka and pielęgniarka  
Portuguese: enfermeira   Russian: медсестра  
Serbian: bolničar and dadilja   Spanish: enfermera  
Swedish: sjuksköterska  
 
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