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Webster 1913 Edition


Nursing

Nurs′ing

,
Adj.
Supplying or taking nourishment from, or as from, the breast;
as, a
nursing
mother; a
nursing
infant.

Webster 1828 Edition


Nursing

NURS'ING

,
ppr.
Tending; nourishing at the breast; education; maintaining.

Definition 2022


nursing

nursing

English

Adjective

nursing (comparative more nursing, superlative most nursing)

  1. In the state of suckling young, lactating.
    The nursing bear wouldn't move far until her cubs were older.
  2. Referring to nurses.
    The nursing staff worked overtime at the hospital.

Translations

Noun

nursing (plural nursings)

  1. suckling, such as breastfeeding
  2. The process or profession of caring for patients as a nurse.
    She went into nursing as a career.

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Verb

nursing

  1. present participle of nurse
    The mother sat there nursing her baby.

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