ablactate

[ab-lak-teyt]

verb (used with object), ab·lac·tat·ed, ab·lac·tat·ing.

to wean.

Nearby words

  1. abkhaz,
  2. abkhazia,
  3. abkhazian,
  4. abl,
  5. abl.,
  6. ablactation,
  7. ablare,
  8. ablate,
  9. ablation,
  10. ablative

Origin of ablactate

< Late Latin ablactātus weaned (past participle of ablactāre), equivalent to ab- ab- + lact- (stem of lac) milk + -ātus -ate1

Related formsab·lac·ta·tion, noun

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British Dictionary definitions for ablactation

ablactation

noun

the weaning of an infant
the cessation of milk secretion in the breasts
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