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Dictionary definition for: Mother

1. (n) a woman who has given birth to a child (also used as a term of address to your mother) "the mother of three children"

2. (v) care for like a mother; "She fusses over her husband"

3. (n) a stringy slimy substance consisting of yeast cells and bacteria; forms during fermentation and is added to cider or wine to produce vinegar

4. (v) make children; "Abraham begot Isaac" "Men often father children but don''t recognize them"

5. (n) a term of address for an elderly woman

6. (n) a condition that is the inspiration for an activity or situation; "necessity is the mother of invention"

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