suckle

[ suhk-uhl ]
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verb (used with object),suck·led, suck·ling.
  1. to nurse at the breast or udder.

  2. to nourish or bring up.

  1. to put to suck.

verb (used without object),suck·led, suck·ling.
  1. to suck at the breast or udder.

Origin of suckle

1
1375–1425; late Middle English sucklen;see suck, -le

Other words from suckle

  • un·suck·led, adjective

Words Nearby suckle

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British Dictionary definitions for suckle

suckle

/ (ˈsʌkəl) /


verb
  1. to give (a baby or young animal) milk from the breast or (of a baby, etc) to suck milk from the breast

  2. (tr) to bring up; nurture

Origin of suckle

1
C15: probably back formation from suckling

Derived forms of suckle

  • suckler, noun

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