dry–nurse

verb

Definition of dry–nurse

  1. transitive verb
  2. 1 :  to act as dry nurse to

  3. 2 :  to give unnecessary supervision to

First Known Use of dry–nurse

1581


Medical Dictionary

dry–nurse

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transitive verb \(ˈ)drī-ˈnərs\

Medical Definition of dry–nurse

dry–nursed

;

dry–nursing

  1. :  to act as dry nurse to


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