nursing

/ (ˈnɜːsɪŋ) /


noun
    • the practice or profession of caring for the sick and injured

    • (as modifier): a nursing home

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How to use nursing in a sentence

  • A sour odor is normal for nursing infants, and is noted in mild diarrheas of older children.

    A Manual of Clinical Diagnosis | James Campbell Todd
  • Mrs. Maloney sat on a stump near her daughter, and busied herself energetically with alternate nursing and painting.

    Three More John Silence Stories | Algernon Blackwood
  • But the young soldier did not die, although it was Tilly's careful nursing rather than the skill of the doctor that saved him.

  • From a safe distance Beardsley adjusted his glasses and observed the frantic, scurrying techs, many of them nursing burned hands.

    We're Friends, Now | Henry Hasse
  • One was of Anna, in her tiny house down the street, dragged with a nursing baby.

    The Amazing Interlude | Mary Roberts Rinehart