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nurse

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noun \ˈnərs\

Medical Definition of nurse

  1. 1:  a woman who suckles an infant not her own :  wet nurse

  2. 2:  a person who cares for the sick or infirm; specifically :  a licensed health-care professional who practices independently or is supervised by a physician, surgeon, or dentist and who is skilled in promoting and maintaining health—see licensed practical nurse, licensed vocational nurse, registered nurse




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nurse

verb

Medical Definition of nurse

nursednurs·ing

  1. transitive verb

  2. 1a:  to nourish at the breast :  suckleb:  to take nourishment from the breast of :  suck milk from

  3. 2a:  to care for and wait on (as an injured or infirm person)b:  to attempt a cure of (as an ailment) by care and treatment

  4. intransitive verb

  5. 1a:  to feed an offspring from the breastb:  to feed at the breast :  suck

  6. 2:  to act or serve as a nurse





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