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nurse

 
 
pronunciation:
nuhrs
parts of speech:
noun, verb
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part of speech: noun
definition: a person whose job is to care for sick and injured people.
The nurse gave the sick man his medicine.
 
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part of speech: verb
inflections: nurses, nursing, nursed
definition 1: to give medical care to.
She nursed her son back to health.
similar words:
take care of, treat
definition 2: to feed from a breast.
Mothers nurse their babies.
 
similar words:
feed
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