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A nurse employed to care for but not breast-feed an infant.
(Professions) a nurse who cares for a child without suckling it. Compare wet nurse
(Social Welfare) to care for (a baby or young child) without suckling
a nurse who takes care of but does not breast-feed another's infant. Compare wet nurse.
dry′-nurse`, v.t. -nursed, -nurs•ing.