Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun wet-nurse

1 sense of wet-nurse

Sense 1
wet nurse, wet-nurse, wetnurse, amah -- (a woman hired to suckle a child of someone else)
       => nanny, nursemaid, nurse -- (a woman who is the custodian of children)
                                                                         
                                                                         

Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb wet-nurse

1 sense of wet-nurse

Sense 1
breastfeed, suckle, suck, nurse, wet-nurse, lactate, give suck -- (give suck to; "The wetnurse suckled the infant"; "You cannot nurse your baby in public in some places")
       => feed, give -- (give food to; "Feed the starving children in India"; "don't give the child this tough meat")

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