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Noun: suckling  sú-k(u-)ling
  1. An infant considered in relation to its nurse
    - nursling, nurseling
     
  2. A young mammal that has not been weaned
     
  3. Feeding an infant by giving suck at the breast
    - lactation
Noun: Suckling  sú-k(u-)ling
  1. English poet and courtier (1609-1642)
    - Sir John Suckling
Verb: suckle  sú-k(u)l
  1. Suck milk from the mother's breasts
    "the infant was suckling happily"
     
  2. (of a woman) produce breast milk for a baby to drink
    "The wetnurse suckled the infant";
    - breastfeed, suck, nurse, wet-nurse, lactate, give suck [archaic]

Derived forms: sucklings

Type of: alimentation, babe [literary], baby, bub [Austral, informal], bundle of joy, courtier, eat, feed, feeding, give, infant, poet, young mammal

Encyclopedia: Suckling, James

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