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suckling

noun

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(Entry 1 of 2)

as in foundling, nursling

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suckling

verb
present participle of suckle

Synonyms & Antonyms of suckling (Entry 2 of 2)

to give milk to from the breast
  • the image of a mother suckling her babe is a standard artistic symbol of maternal love and nurturing

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  • weaning
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The first known use of suckling was in the 13th century

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“Suckling.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/suckling. Accessed 30 Oct. 2020.

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