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English definition of “parent”

parent

noun [C]    /ˈpeər·ənt, ˈpær-/
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    /pəˈren·təl/ adjective [not gradable] parental guidance parenthood    /ˈpeər·əntˌhʊd, ˈpær-/ noun [U] Just barely newlyweds, they now have to confront the harsh realities of parenthood.
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