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  • n. A nurse who takes care of a baby, but does not breastfeed

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • To feed, attend, and bring up without suckling.
  • To instruct in the duties of a higher rank or position than one's own.
  • n. A nurse who attends and feeds a child, but does not suckle it. Compare wet-nursc.
  • n. One who stands to another in a relation somewhat similar; hence, especially, an inferior who instructs his superior in his duties.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • v. take care of an infant without breastfeeding it

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