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surrogate

adjective [before noun] uk   /ˈsʌr.ə.ɡət/ us    /ˈsɝː-/
replacing someone else or used instead of something else: Because she had no children of her own, her friend's son became a kind of surrogate child to her.

surrogate

noun uk   /ˈsʌr.ə.ɡət/ us    /ˈsɝː-/
[C] something that replaces or is used instead of something else: For some people, reading travel books is a surrogate for actual travel. ( also surrogate mother) a woman who has a baby for another person who is unable to become pregnant or have a baby: She has agreed to act as a surrogate mother for her sister.
Translations of “surrogate”
in Spanish sustituto, suplente…
in French substitut…
in German der Ersatz…
in Chinese (Traditional) 替代的, 代理的…
in Russian заменяющий…
in Turkish vekil, yerine geçen…
in Chinese (Simplified) 替代的, 代理的…
in Polish zastępczy…
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