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  Words related to nurse

Related / Similar Words: nanny, nursemaid, breastfeed, bottle-feed, suckle, suck, wet-nurse, lactate, give suck, harbor, harbour, hold, entertain

 

Definition:
  • a woman who is the custodian of children;
  • one skilled in caring for young children or the sick (usually under the supervision of a physician);
  • try to cure by special care of treatment, of an illness or injury; "He nursed his cold with Chinese herbs";
  • give suck to; "The wetnurse suckled the infant"; "You cannot nurse your baby in public in some places";
  • maintain (a theory, thoughts, or feelings); "bear a grudge"; "entertain interesting notions"; "harbor a resentment";
  • treat carefully; "He nursed his injured back by liyng in bed several hours every afternoon"; "He nursed the flowers in his garden and fertilized them regularly";
  • serve as a nurse; care for sick or handicapped people;

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    Hyponyms: dry nurse, mammy, wet nurse, wet-nurse, wetnurse, amah, foster-nurse, graduate nurse, trained nurse, licensed practical nurse, LPN, practical nurse, matron, head nurse, midwife, accoucheuse, probationer, student nurse, registered nurse, RN, scrub nurse, visiting nurse, Cavell, Edith Cavell, Edith Louisa Cavell, Nightingale, Florence Nightingale, the Lady with the Lamp, Sanger, Margaret Sanger, Margaret Higgins Sanger

     

    Grouped Verbs: suck

     

    Member Meronyms: nurse-patient relation

     

    Derivational Morphology: breastfeed, bottle-feed, suckle, suck, wet-nurse, lactate, give suck, nursing, lactation, suckling, nanny, nursemaid, breast feeding, nursery, baby's room, sucking, suction, sucker, nurser

     

    Language Translations:
    Chinese: 护士   Dutch: verpleegster and zoogmoeder  
    Estonian: lapsehoidja   Finnish: hoitaja and lastenhoitaja  
    French: infirmière and nourrice   German: Kinderfrau and Krankenschwester  
    Greek: τροφός and νοσοκόμα   Hungarian: ápoló  
    Italian: infermiere and nutrice   Japanese: 看護士 and 保母  
    Korean: 간호원   Maltese: infermier  
    Norwegian: sykesøster   Polish: opiekunka and pielęgniarka  
    Portuguese: enfermeira   Russian: медсестра  
    Serbian: bolničar and dadilja   Spanish: enfermera  
    Swedish: sjuksköterska  
     
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