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Meaning of DRY-NURSE

Pronunciation:  'drI`nurs

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  a nurse who cares for but does not suckle an infant
  2. [v]  take care of an infant without breastfeeding it

DRY-NURSE is a 9 letter word that starts with D.


 See Also: care, give care, nanny, nurse, nursemaid



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Dry" nurse`\
A nurse who attends and feeds a child by hand; -- in
distinction from a wet nurse, who suckles it.

Thesaurus Terms
 Related Terms: aliment, amah, ayah, breast-feed, care for, cherish, coddle, cosset, cradle, cultivate, fatten, fatten up, feed, fondle, force-feed, foster, lactate, lavish care on, mammy, mother, nanny, nourish, nurse, nursemaid, nurserymaid, nurture, nutrify, pamper, sitter, spoon-feed, stuff, suckle, sustain, wet nurse, wet-nurse