To nurse is to care for someone or something, or to feed a baby milk from the breast, or when a baby drinks milk from the breast.(verb)
Nurse means to drink something slowly.(verb)
An example of nurse is to hold on to the same beer all night.
The definition of a nurse is someone who cares for sick, old or young people, or someone who provides medical assistance.(noun)
See nurse in Webster's New World College Dictionary
Origin: ME norse < OFr norice < LL nutricia < L nutricius, that suckles or nourishes < nutrix (gen. nutricis), wet nurse < nutrire, to nourish < IE *(s)neu-, var. of base *(s)nā-, to flow > natant, Sans snāuti, (she) gives milk, Gr naein, to flow
See nurse in American Heritage Dictionary 4
Origin: Middle English norice, nurse, wet nurse
Origin: , from Old French norrice
Origin: , from Vulgar Latin *nutrīcia
Origin: , from Late Latin nūtrīcia
Origin: , from feminine of Latin nūtrīcius, that suckles
Origin: , from nūtrīx, nūtrīc-, wet nurse; see (s)nāu- in Indo-European roots.
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