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nursing

verb
present participle of nurse

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1 to attend to the needs and comforts of
  • willingly lent a hand to nurse his grandmother in her final years, helping her get from one room to the other and making sure she was warm

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2 to give milk to from the breast
  • a new mother's decision to nurse her baby

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  • weaning
7 to use or give out in stingy amounts
  • he carefully nursed his energy during the marathon so that he would have something left for the final stretch

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The first known use of nursing was circa 1533

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“Nursing.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/nursing. Accessed 2 Dec. 2020.

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