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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’”).
- (archaic) A wet-nurse.
- A woman who takes care of other people’s young.
- They hired a nurse to care for their young boy
- A person trained to provide care for the sick.
- The nurse made her rounds through the hospital ward
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Third person singular
- to breast feed
- She believes that nursing her baby will make him strong and healthy.
- to care for the sick
- She nursed him back to health.
- to treat kindly and with extra care
- She nursed the rosebush and that season it bloomed.
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