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Wet-nurse   /wɛt-nərs/   Listen
Wet-nurse

verb
1.
Give suck to.  Synonyms: breastfeed, give suck, lactate, nurse, suck, suckle.  "You cannot nurse your baby in public in some places"






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"Wet-nurse" Quotes from Famous Books



... Isigny—short-waisted, with strong red arms, a common face, as dull as an "occasional piece" at the play, and hardly to be persuaded out of wearing the classical linen cap peculiar to the women of Lower Normandy. This girl, as buxom as a wet-nurse, looked as if she would burst the blue cotton check in which she clothed her person. Her florid face might have been hewn out of stone, so hard were ...
— Poor Relations • Honore de Balzac



Words linked to "Wet-nurse" :   suck, nursemaid, bottlefeed, feed, wet nurse, give, nanny



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