nurse

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Pronunciation[change]

Noun[change]

Singular
nurse

Plural
nurses

A nurse
  1. A nurse is a healthcare worker who helps doctors and helps sick or injured people with the activities of daily life.
  2. A nurse is a woman who takes care of other people's children.
  3. (old, no longer used) A wet nurse

Synonyms[change]


Verb[change]

Plain form
nurse

Third-person singular
nurses

Past tense
nursed

Past participle
nursed

Present participle
nursing

  1. (transitive) If you nurse a sick or injured person or an animal, you help them with the activities of daily life.
    I admire the time he took to nurse that sick dog back to health.
  2. (transitive) If you nurse a body part or an injury, you rest it and are careful about it.
  3. (transitive) If you nurse a bad feeling, you think about it often and try not to forget it.
  4. (transitive) If you nurse a drink, you drink it very slowly.