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English definition of “foster”


adjective [before noun]     /ˈfɒs.tər/ US  /ˈfɑː.stɚ/
describes someone or something connected with the care of children , usually for a limited time , by someone who is not the child's legal parent : a foster care / home / child / mother She was taken into care by the local council and placed with a foster family . As a child , he had lived with a succession of foster parents .Non-blood relations
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