Definition - nursing

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