verb (used with object), suck·led, suck·ling.
verb (used without object), suck·led, suck·ling.
- sucking louse,
- sucking reflex,
- sucking wound,
- suckling, sir john,
Origin of suckle
Examples from the Web for suckle
It is Ma who suggests to Rose of Sharon that she suckle a starving man.
When the young has attained a certain size, the mother removes it from the pouch, but takes it in from time to time to suckle it.The Cambridge Natural History, Vol X., Mammalia|Frank Evers Beddard
Because the mother will not be likely to recover so long as she continues to suckle at all.Remarks on the Subject of Lactation|Edward Morton
Nevertheless, she was able to suckle the infant, who did well from its birth and throve rapidly.The Devil's Garden|W. B. Maxwell
On those occasions the Indians oblige their wives who have milk in their breasts to suckle them.
It is natural that a woman should suckle her infant; that she should watch over its early childhood.The First Essay on the Political Rights of Women|Jean-Antoine-Nicolas de Caritat Condorcet