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English definition of “wet nurse”

wet nurse

noun [C]    
in the past, a woman employed to give her breast milk to another woman's baby Children and babies
(Definition of wet nurse noun from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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