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English definition of “wet-nurse”

wet-nurse

verb [T]     /ˈwet.nɜːs/ US  /-nɝːs/ disapproving
to treat someone too carefully as if they are unable to do anything themselvesDefending and protectingBacking, supporting and defendingPreserving and savingTreating someone well
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