nurse
noun.
one skilled in caring for young children or the sick (usually under the supervision of a physician)
noun.
a woman who is the custodian of children
Synonym: nanny, nursemaid
verb.
try to cure by special care of treatment, of an illness or injury
He nursed his cold with Chinese herbs
verb.
maintain (a theory, thoughts, or feelings)
bear a grudge|entertain interesting notions|harbor a resentment
verb.
serve as a nurse; care for sick or handicapped people
verb.
treat carefully
He nursed his injured back by lying in bed several hours every afternoon|He nursed the flowers in his garden and fertilized them regularly
verb.
give suck to
The wetnurse suckled the infant|You cannot nurse your baby in public in some places