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Etymology

Variant form of the archaic nourice, from Old French norrice, from [[w:Template:lang:la language|Template:lang:la]][[Category:Template:lang:la derivations]] nutricius (that nourishes), from nutrix (wet nurse), from nutrire (to suckle).

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Noun

Singular
nurse

Plural
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  1. (archaic) A wet-nurse.
  2. A woman who takes care of other people’s young.
    They hired a nurse to care for their young boy
  3. A person trained to provide care for the sick.
    The nurse made her rounds through the hospital ward

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Verb

Infinitive
to nurse

Third person singular
nurs

Simple past
-

Past participle
-

Present participle
ing

to nurse (third-person singular simple present nurs, present participle ing, simple past and past participle -)
  1. to breast feed
    She believes that nursing her baby will make him strong and healthy.
  2. to care for the sick
    She nursed him back to health.
  3. to treat kindly and with extra care
    She nursed the rosebush and that season it bloomed.

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