Thesaurus

wet-nursed

verb , past tense of wet-nurse

Synonyms and Antonyms of wet-nursed

1 to give milk to from the breast
  • wet-nursed the woman's baby until she was well enough to do it herself
Synonyms of wet-nursed
Words Related to wet-nursed
Near Antonyms of wet-nursed
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 of wet-nursed
Words Related to wet-nursed
Near Antonyms of wet-nursed
Antonyms of wet-nursed

Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up wet-nursed? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!

WORD OF THE DAY

to wander slowly or to speak indistinctly

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!