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synonyms for wet-nurse

  • cradle
  • feed
  • nourish
  • dry-nurse
  • lactate
  • nurture
  • suck
  • suckle
  • bottle-feed
  • breast-feed
  • give suck

antonyms for wet-nurse

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  • starve
  • ignore
  • neglect
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How to use wet-nurse in a sentence

If one feels overwhelmed, others serve as a buttress, helping her with childcare and breastfeeding, and sometimes even stepping in as wet nurses.
PREGNANT ASYLUM-SEEKERS NEEDED HELP AT THE BORDER. INSIDE THE PROGRAM THAT PROVIDED CARE—AND COMMUNITYJASMINE AGUILERAMARCH 3, 2021TIME
There were other children beside, and two nurse-maids followed, looking disagreeable and resigned.
THE AWAKENING AND SELECTED SHORT STORIESKATE CHOPIN
He turned to the gentle accents of his sweet Alice, breathed in a letter which had been wet with her grateful tears.
THE PASTOR'S FIRE-SIDE VOL. 3 OF 4JANE PORTER
And sure enough when Sunday came, and the pencil was restored to him, he promptly showed nurse his picture.
CHILDREN'S WAYSJAMES SULLY
Jean clung to his English nurse, who played the fascinating game of pretending to eat his hand.
THE JOYOUS ADVENTURES OF ARISTIDE PUJOLWILLIAM J. LOCKE
Turn we our backs to the cold gloomy north, to the wet windy west, to the dry parching east—on to the south!
BLACKWOOD'S EDINBURGH MAGAZINE, VOLUME 60, NO. 372, OCTOBER 1846VARIOUS
A small boy of three years and nine months on receiving from his nurse the familiar order, "Come here!"
CHILDREN'S WAYSJAMES SULLY
Here he can inspect what he sees, say the reflection of the face of his mother or nurse, and compare it at once with the original.
CHILDREN'S WAYSJAMES SULLY
The farmer told him it was six miles; "but," he added, "you must ride sharp, or you will get a wet jacket before you reach it."
THE BOOK OF ANECDOTES AND BUDGET OF FUN;VARIOUS
For God's sake write and persuade him to go to Davos at once—and picture the delights of a pretty and devoted nurse.
ANCESTORSGERTRUDE ATHERTON
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OCTOBER 26, 1985
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WORDS RELATED TO WET-NURSE

  • bottle-feed
  • breast-feed
  • cradle
  • dry-nurse
  • feed
  • give suck
  • lactate
  • nourish
  • nurture
  • suck
  • suckle
  • wet-nurse
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