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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. The profession of a nurse.
  • n. The tasks or care of a nurse.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. In the state of suckling young, lactating.
  • adj. Referring to nurses.
  • n. breastfeeding
  • n. The process or profession of caring for patients as a nurse.
  • v. Present participle of nurse.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Supplying or taking nourishment from, or as from, the breast

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. the profession of a nurse
  • n. nourishing at the breast
  • n. the work of caring for the sick or injured or infirm

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