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wet–nurse

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of wet–nurse

  1. 1 to give milk to from the breast <wet-nursed the woman's baby until she was well enough to do it herself> Synonyms breast-feed, suckle, wet-nurseRelated Words bottle-feedNear Antonyms wean

  2. 2 to treat with great or excessive care <recent college grads quickly learn that employers won't wet-nurse them the way that their teachers did> Synonyms cocker, coddle, cosset, dandle, indulge, mollycoddle, nurse, pamper, spoil, wet-nurseRelated Words cater (to), humor; content, delight, gladden, gratify, mother, oblige, please, satisfy; appease, mollify, pacify, placate, sootheNear Antonyms control, discipline, restrain; oppress; neglect, overlook, slight; molest, outrage, violate; harass, harm, hurt, injure, oppress, persecute, torment, torture, victimizeAntonyms abuse, ill-treat, ill-use, maltreat, manhandle, mishandle, mistreat, misuse




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