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English definition of “parent”

parent

noun [C]  /ˈpeər·ənt, ˈpær-/ us  
a person who gives birth to or raises a child: His parents live in New York. biology A parent is also any animal or plant that produces another.
parental
adjective [not gradable]  /pəˈren·təl/ us  
parental guidance
parenthood
noun [U]  /ˈpeər·əntˌhʊd, ˈpær-/ us  
Just barely newlyweds, they now have to confront the harsh realities of parenthood.
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