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What is another word for nursing?

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Acting as a nurse
“She took on the nursing duties, caring for the sick and injured patients with compassion and skill.”
Gaining nourishment by suckling
“After being abandoned by its mother, the nursing baby squirrel was in desperate need of care and nourishment.”
(caring for) Looking after someone or something
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“This is the right moment to nurse it with care and concern, instead of leaving the youngsters frustrated.”
Present participle for to give medical and other attention to a sick or injured person
“Many appreciate your being there each day to save lives and nurse people back to health.”
Present participle for to treat with great care, attention or indulgence
“She made her way to the barracks to nurse her sick husband.”
Present participle for to nourish (an infant) with natural or biological milk
“Many young mothers who did not nurse their first babies are now nursing their second.”
Present participle for to harbor (a belief or feeling), especially for a long time
“They nurse a belief that life has treated them unfairly, much worse than they deserve.”
Present participle for to be very economical or mean about spending or providing something
Nurse your energy levels, keeping in mind that you're building for the long term.”
Present participle for to provide physiological relief
Present participle for to consume a liquid
Present participle for to restore (someone) to a physically sound or healthy condition
Present participle for to supply (to someone)
Medical care given to a patient for an illness or injury
The act or state of monitoring a (hospitalized) patient
The act of caring, especially for an infant or child
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