Definition of nursing in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈnərsiNG/


The profession or practice of providing care for the sick and infirm.
Example sentences
  • Minimum health care or nursing assistance is provided as needed.
  • Other health care-related professions incorporate massage, including nursing, physical therapy, chiropractic, and osteopathy.
  • It is critically important to make sure that you have the best possible medical and nursing care while dying.

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Syllabification: nurs·ing

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