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English definition of “child-rearing”

child-rearing

noun [U] uk   /ˈtʃaɪldˌrɪə.rɪŋ/ us    /-ˈrɪr-/
the work of taking care of children until they are old enough to take care of themselves: Why shouldn't a woman have a job after years of child-rearing?Parenting and caring for children
(Definition of child-rearing from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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