verb (used with object), wet-nursed, wet-nurs·ing.
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The potential role of the wet-nurse, in this context, begins to take on different significance.
"I reckon they think she's the wet-nurse," said the Virginian.The Virginian|Owen Wister
A scrofulous mother should refrain from suckling her offspring, and procure a wet-nurse for that purpose.Cooley's Practical Receipts, Volume II|Arnold Cooley
San Diego has a population of six thousand souls and I knew every inhabitant as well as if I had been his mother and wet-nurse.The Social Cancer|Jos Rizal