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suckle

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verb suck·le \ˈsə-kəl\

Simple Definition of suckle

  • : to give (a baby or young animal) milk from a breast or from an udder

Full Definition of suckle

suck·ledsuck·ling play \-k(ə-)liŋ\

  1. transitive verb
  2. 1a :  to give milk to from the breast or udder <a mother suckling her child>b :  to nurture as if by giving milk from the breast <was suckled on pulp magazines>

  3. 2 :  to draw milk from the breast or udder of <lambs suckling the ewes>

  4. intransitive verb
  5. :  to draw milk from the breast or udder

Examples of suckle

  1. a cat suckling her kittens

  2. <the image of a mother suckling her babe is a standard artistic symbol of maternal love and nurturing>



Origin of suckle

Middle English suklen, probably back-formation from suklyng


First Known Use: 14th century

Rhymes with suckle


Medical Dictionary

suckle

play
transitive verb suck·le \ˈsək-əl\

Medical Definition of suckle

suck·ledsuck·ling \-(ə-)liŋ\play

  1. 1:  to give milk to from the breast or udder <a mother suckling her child>

  2. 2:  to draw milk from the breast or udder of





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