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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:
nursed
adj
  1. (of an infant) breast-fed
    Synonym(s): nursed, suckled
From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Nurse \Nurse\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Nursed}; p. pr. & vb. n.
      {Nursing}.]
      1. To nourish; to cherish; to foster; as:
            (a) To nourish at the breast; to suckle; to feed and tend,
                  as an infant.
            (b) To take care of or tend, as a sick person or an
                  invalid; to attend upon.
  
                           Sons wont to nurse their parents in old age.
                                                                              --Milton.
  
                           Him in Egerian groves Aricia bore, And nursed
                           his youth along the marshy shore. --Dryden.
  
      2. To bring up; to raise, by care, from a weak or invalid
            condition; to foster; to cherish; -- applied to plants,
            animals, and to any object that needs, or thrives by,
            attention. [bd]To nurse the saplings tall.[b8] --Milton.
  
                     By what hands [has vice] been nursed into so
                     uncontrolled a dominion?                     --Locke.
  
      3. To manage with care and economy, with a view to increase;
            as, to nurse our national resources.
  
      4. To caress; to fondle, as a nurse does. --A. Trollope.
  
      {To nurse billiard balls}, to strike them gently and so as to
            keep them in good position during a series of caroms.
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