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1foster/ˈfɑːstɚ/verb
fostersfosteredfostering
1foster
/ˈfɑːstɚ/
verb
fostersfosteredfostering
Learner's definition of FOSTER  
[+ object] : to help (something) grow or develop
: to provide the care that a parent usually gives to a child: to be or become the foster parent of a child
[+ object]
[no object]
2foster/ˈfɑːstɚ/adjective
2foster
/ˈfɑːstɚ/
adjective
Learner's definition of FOSTER  
always used before a noun
— used to describe a situation in which for a period of time a child lives with and is cared for by people who are not the child's parents
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