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dry nurse a woman employed to care for another's baby but not to breast-feed it. (Cf. wet nurse.)
dry-nurse to care for (another's baby) without breast-feeding it. (Cf. wet-nurse.)
nurse practitioner a registered nurse with advanced training who specializes in certain medical practices or therapies under the auspices of a doctor.
practical nurse a nurse who has had some training in nursing and is often licensed by a state to provide basic care for patients, usu. under the supervision of a registered nurse.
registered nurse a nurse who has completed extensive training and passed a state examination licensing him or her to practice nursing.
wet nurse a woman who suckles another's baby.
wet-nurse to suckle (another's baby). [2 definitions]