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nurse

noun

1 nurse

One skilled in caring for young children or the sick (usually under the supervision of a physician).

Roget 662: remedy, help, cure, redress; medicine, medicament; diagnosis, medical examination; medical treatment; surgery; preventive medicine.    [medical devices] clinical thermometer, ... show more

Dutch: min, verpleegkundige, verpleegster, voedster, ziekenzuster, zoogmoeder, zuster



2 nurse

A woman who is the custodian of children.

synonyms: nanny, nursemaid.

Roget 746: subject, liegeman; servant, retainer, follower, henchman, servitor, domestic, menial, help, lady help, employe, attache; ... show more

Roget 753: keeper, custodian, custos [Lat.], ranger, warder, jailer, gaoler, turnkey, castellan, guard; watchdog, watchman; Charley; chokidar, ... show more

Dutch: kindermeisje, kinderjuffrouw, gouvernante
Polish: niaƄka, niania

verb

1 nurse

Try to cure by special care of treatment, of an illness or injury.

Roget 662: apply a remedy etc. n.; doctor, dose, physic, nurse, minister to, attend, dress the wounds, plaster; drain; prevent ... show more

2 nurse

Maintain (a theory, thoughts, or feelings).

synonyms: entertain, harbor, harbour, hold.

Roget 670: preserve, maintain, keep, sustain, support, hold; keep up, keep alive; refrigerate, keep on ice; not willingly let die; bank up; nurse; ... show more

Dutch: koesteren

3 nurse

Serve as a nurse; care for sick or handicapped people.

Dutch: verplegen

4 nurse

Treat carefully.

5 nurse

Give suck to:
— The wetnurse suckled the infant.
— You cannot nurse your baby in public in some places.

synonyms: breastfeed, give suck, lactate, suck, suckle, wet-nurse.

Roget 707: aid, assist, help, succor, lend one's aid; come to the aid etc. n.. of; contribute, subscribe to; bring aid, give aid, furnish aid, ... show more

Dutch: borstvoeding geven, de borst geven


Moby thesaurus: LPN, RN, advance, aliment, amah, apprentice, attend, attend to, ayah, baby, baby-sit, bandage, bathe, bear, bosom, break, break in, breast-feed, breed, bring up ... show more.

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