nurse (someone or something) back to health

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nurse (someone or something) back to health

To give close medical care and attention to someone or an animal in an attempt to return them or it to full health. The government nursed the foreign spy back to health so that he would be able to survive their torture techniques to extract information from him. The poor stray was nearly starved to death when we found her in the gutter, so we took her in and nursed her back to health until she was back to a healthy weight.
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nurse someone back to health

to care for a sick person until good health returns. Sally was glad to help nurse her mother back to health. She nursed her children back to health when they all had the flu.
See also: back, health, nurse
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visits the Moons Elsewhere, following Kat's suicide scare, Alfie and Stacey continue to nurse her back to health and are pleased when she's told she can leave hospital.
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But workers at the Scottish Sea Life Sanctuary, in Oban, Argyll, are praying they can nurse her back to health.
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