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nursing (n.)

1530s, verbal noun from nurse (v.) in any sense. Specific meaning "profession of one who nurses the sick or injured" is from 1860 (Florence Nightingale).

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Definitions of nursing from WordNet

nursing (n.)
the work of caring for the sick or injured or infirm;
nursing (n.)
the profession of a nurse;
nursing (n.)
nourishing at the breast;
Synonyms: breast feeding
From wordnet.princeton.edu