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nurse

[ nurs ]SEE DEFINITION OF nurse

Synonyms for nurse

  • assistant
  • attendant
  • medic
  • registered nurse
  • therapist
  • RN
  • caretaker
  • minder
  • sitter
  • baby sitter
  • foster parent
  • nurse practitioner
  • practical nurse
  • wet nurse
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She and her nurse had been stolen from the Ionian coast, by Greek pirates.

You were scarcely two years old, when you and your nurse suddenly disappeared.

When Nurse had gone she would lie still in her cot, waiting.

My mother has been very ill; and would have no other nurse but me.

As between child and parent or nurse it is not argued about because it is inevitable.

A nurse stayed behind the screen, and her work was done by the others.

When the night nurse came on at seven, everything was all right.

By midnight the work was done, and the nurse in charge sent Sidney to bed.

There were no rules to cover such conduct on the part of a nurse.

Far away was the night nurse's desk, with its lamp, its annunciator, its pile of records.

WORD ORIGIN

12c., nurrice "wet-nurse, foster-mother to a young child" (modern form from late 14c.), from Old French norrice "foster-mother, wet-nurse, nanny" (source of proper name Norris), from Late Latin *nutricia "nurse, governess, tutoress," noun use of fem. of Latin nutricius "that suckles, nourishes," from nutrix (genitive nutricis) "wet-nurse," from nutrire "to suckle" (see nourish). Meaning "person who takes care of sick" in English first recorded 1580s.

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