Definition - nursing

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nursing
  1. serve as a nurse; care for sick or handicapped people
  2. the work of caring for the sick or injured or infirm
  3. try to cure by special care of treatment, of an illness or injury; "He nursed his cold with Chinese herbs"
  4. nourishing at the breast
  5. give suck to; "The wetnurse suckled the infant"; "You cannot nurse your baby in public in some places"
  6. the profession of a nurse
  7. maintain (a theory, thoughts, or feelings); "bear a grudge"; "entertain interesting notions"; "harbor a resentment"
  8. treat carefully; "He nursed his injured back by lying in bed several hours every afternoon"; "He nursed the flowers in his garden and fertilized them regularly"