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.
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After nursing them back to health, the pair have been Patsy's companions since.
The non-profit organisation which was founded 21 years ago has rescued thousands of cats, nursing them back to health and providing them homes.
Riddled with fleas, they were taken to the charity's National Cat Adoption Centre in Chelwood Gate, Sussex, where staff spent the Christmas and New Year period nursing them back to health.
"It helps me treat everyone just the same and do my job professionally nursing them back to health.
The Monmouthshire-based charity has been taking in abused and neglected horses and ponies from all over Wales for more than 25 years, nursing them back to health and re-homing them.
A volunteer in the Animal Care Society Cork, Anne fosters kittens, nursing them back to health.
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