verb (used with object), dry-nursed, dry-nurs·ing.
- to act as a dry nurse to.
- a nurse who takes care of but does not breast-feed another’s infant.Compare .
- Informal. a person who tutors and guides an inexperienced person at work.
- a nurse who cares for a child without suckling itCompare
- to care for (a baby or young child) without suckling
- A nurse employed to care for but not breast-feed an infant.