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English definition of “surrogate”

surrogate

noun     /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.Replacing and exchanging (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.PregnancyBirth
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