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dry-nurse

[drahy-nurs] /ˈdraɪˌnɜrs/
verb (used with object), dry-nursed, dry-nursing.
1.
to act as a dry nurse to.
Origin of dry-nurse
1575-1585
1575-85

dry nurse

noun
1.
a nurse who takes care of but does not breast-feed another's infant.
Compare wet nurse.
2.
Informal. a person who tutors and guides an inexperienced person at work.
Origin
1590-1600
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dry nurse

noun
1.
a nurse who cares for a child without suckling it Compare wet nurse
verb
2.
to care for (a baby or young child) without suckling
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dry-nurse in Medicine

dry nurse n.
A nurse employed to care for but not breast-feed an infant.

The American Heritage® Stedman's Medical Dictionary
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