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dry nurse

noun

Definition of dry nurse

  1. :  a nurse who takes care of but does not breast-feed another woman's baby



Examples of dry nurse in a sentence

  1. <after years of being a dry nurse to other women's children, she longed to have a child of her own>



1598

First Known Use of dry nurse

1598


Medical Dictionary

dry nurse

noun

Medical Definition of dry nurse

  1. :  a nurse who takes care of but does not breastfeed another woman's baby




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