HyperDic: wet-nurse

English > 2 senses of the word wet-nurse:
NOUNperson wet-nurse, wet nurse, wetnurse, amaha woman hired to suckle a child of someone else
VERBconsumptionwet-nurse, breastfeed, suckle, suck, nurse, lactate, give suckgive suck to
English > wet-nurse: 2 senses > noun 1, person
MeaningA woman hired to suckle a child of someone else.
Synonymswet nurse, wetnurse, amah
Broadernanny, nursemaid, nurseA woman who is the custodian of children
Spanishama de leche, ama, aya, nodriza
Catalandida, nodrissa
English > wet-nurse: 2 senses > verb 1, consumption
Meaninggive suck to.
PatternSomebody ----s; Somebody ----s somebody
Synonymsbreastfeed, suckle, suck, nurse, lactate, give suck
Entailed bywean, ablactategradually deprive (infants and young mammals) of mother's milk
Broaderfeed, giveGive food to
Oppositebottlefeedfeed (infants) with a bottle
Similar tosuckDraw into the mouth by creating a practical vacuum in the mouth
Spanishamamantar, dar de mamar, lactar

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