a woman hired to suckle another's infant.
Pronunciation: (wet'nûrs"), [key]
—v.t., -nursed, -nurs•ing.
1. to act as a wet nurse to (an infant).
2. to give excessive care or attention to; treat as if helpless: The warden is accused of wet-nursing his prisoners.
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