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  • adj.acting as a nurse
  • adj.gaining nourishment by suckling

synonyms for nursing

  • attending
  • cherishing
  • fostering
  • tending
  • caring for
  • watching over
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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 DIAGNOSISJAMES CAMPBELL TODD
Mrs. Maloney sat on a stump near her daughter, and busied herself energetically with alternate nursing and painting.
THREE MORE JOHN SILENCE STORIESALGERNON 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.
THE COURIER OF THE OZARKSBYRON A. DUNN
From a safe distance Beardsley adjusted his glasses and observed the frantic, scurrying techs, many of them nursing burned hands.
WE'RE FRIENDS, NOWHENRY HASSE
One was of Anna, in her tiny house down the street, dragged with a nursing baby.
THE AMAZING INTERLUDEMARY ROBERTS RINEHART
So they turned away again, angry and disappointed, and nursing their wrath for a day to come.
THE RIVAL CAMPERSRUEL PERLEY SMITH
Dozens of poor devils sitting around nursing their misery and afraid to say hello to another human being.
THE WOMAN GIVESOWEN JOHNSON
She was still sitting up, nursing her knees, and staring straight in front of her at nothing.
THE CREATORSMAY SINCLAIR
She explained to Stephen Arnold that she was immensely happy at having passed the last of her nursing examinations.
HILDASARAH JEANETTE DUNCAN
If expedient, at about 10 weeks old, he may be safely weaned, but four months' nursing is better for the calf.
DOMESTIC ANIMALSRICHARD L. ALLEN
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OCTOBER 26, 1985
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WORDS RELATED TO NURSING

  • aiding
  • attending
  • caring for
  • ministering
  • nursing
  • serving
Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.