Primary Meanings of tending

(usually followed by `to') naturally disposed toward
the work of providing treatment for or attending to someone or something
Full Definitions of tending

adj (usually followed by `to') naturally disposed toward

apt, disposed, given, minded
(often followed by `to') having a preference, disposition, or tendency

n the work of providing treatment for or attending to someone or something

aid, attention, care
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hair care, haircare, hairdressing
care for the hair: the activity of washing or cutting or curling or arranging the hair
motherly care; behavior characteristic of a mother; the practice of acting as a mother does toward her children
baby sitting, babysitting
the work of a baby sitter; caring for children when their parents are not home
pet sitting
the work of a pet sitter; caring for pets in their own home while their owners are away from home
dental care
care for the teeth
first aid
emergency care given before regular medical aid can be obtained
intervention, treatment
care provided to improve a situation (especially medical procedures or applications that are intended to relieve illness or injury)
maintaining something at the most favorable temperature for its development
the care (feeding and stabling) of horses for pay
professional care for the hands and fingernails
professional care for the feet and toenails
the act of nourishing
the work of caring for the sick or injured or infirm
TLC, tender loving care
considerate and solicitous care
physical and emotional care and nourishment
personal care
care for someone who is disabled or is otherwise unable to care for themselves; can including bathing and cooking and managing bodily functions
skin care, skincare
care for the skin
faith cure, faith healing
care provided through prayer and faith in God
tree surgery
treatment of damaged or decaying trees
health care, healthcare
the preservation of mental and physical health by preventing or treating illness through services offered by the health profession
brush, brushing
the act of brushing your hair
comb, combing
the act of drawing a comb through hair
the act of washing your hair with shampoo
the act of interweaving a hairpiece with your own hair
brush, brushing
the act of brushing your teeth
medical aid, medical care
professional treatment for illness or injury
kneading and rubbing parts of the body to increase circulation and promote relaxation
a method of therapy that involves physical or electrical therapeutic treatment
care for the face that usually involves cleansing and massage and the application of cosmetic creams
a treatment for addiction to drugs or alcohol intended to remove the physiological effects of the addictive substances
laying on of hands
the application of a faith healer's hands to the patient's body
a method of treatment that manipulates body structures (especially the spine) to relieve low back pain or even headache or high blood pressure
application of warm wet coverings to a part of the body to relieve pain and inflammation
a method of treating disease using food and exercise and heat to assist the natural healing process
a drugless method of treatment based on the belief that disease symptoms arise from problems with ligaments and connective tissues
orthodontic treatment
dental treatment that corrects irregularities of the teeth or of the relation of the teeth to surrounding anatomy; treatment is usually by braces or mechanical aids
treatment of defects of binocular vision (such as strabismus and amblyopia) by nonsurgical measures (especially by exercises to strengthen the eye muscles)
therapy based on the assumption that restoring health is best accomplished by manipulating the skeleton and muscles
treatment of a skeletal deformity by intentionally fracturing a bone
acupuncture, stylostixis
treatment of pain or disease by inserting the tips of needles at specific points on the skin
G-Jo, acupressure, shiatsu
treatment of symptoms by applying pressure with the fingers to specific pressure points on the body
autogenic therapy, autogenic training, autogenics
training patients in self-induced relaxation
hydropathy, hydrotherapy
the internal and external use of water in the treatment of disease
rest as a medical treatment for stress or anxiety etc.
Type of:
activity directed toward making or doing something

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