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Noun

Singular
wet nurse

Plural
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  1. A woman hired to suckle another woman's child.
  2. (figuratively, Template loop detected: Template:context 1) Someone who treats someone else with excessive care.

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Verb

Infinitive
to wet nurse

Third person singular
wet nurses

Simple past
wet nursed

Past participle
-

Present participle
wet nursing

to wet nurse (third-person singular simple present wet nurses, present participle wet nursing, simple past and past participle wet nursed)
  1. (transitive) To act as a wet nurse (in either sense.)

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