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milk

 (mĭlk)
n.
1. A whitish liquid containing proteins, fats, lactose, and various vitamins and minerals that is produced by the mammary glands of all mature female mammals after they have given birth and serves as nourishment for their young.
2. The milk of cows, goats, or other animals, used as food by humans.
3. Any of various potable liquids resembling milk, such as coconut milk or soymilk.
4. A liquid resembling milk in consistency, such as milkweed sap or milk of magnesia.
v. milked, milk·ing, milks
v.tr.
1.
a. To draw milk from the teat or udder of (a female mammal).
b. To draw or extract a liquid from: milked the stem for its last drops of sap.
2. To press out, drain off, or remove (a liquid): milk venom from a snake.
3. Informal
a. To draw out or extract something from: milked the witness for information.
b. To obtain money or benefits from, in order to achieve personal gain; exploit: "The dictator and his cronies had milked their country of somewhere between $5 billion and $10 billion" (Russell Watson).
c. To obtain the greatest possible advantage from (a situation).
d. To get the greatest effect from (a line or scene in a play, for example).
v.intr.
1. To yield or supply milk.
2. To draw milk from a female mammal.
Idiom:
milk it
To take advantage of the help or kindness of others, as when one acts as if one still needs help after recovering from an illness.

[Middle English, from Old English milc; see melg- in Indo-European roots.]

milk′er n.

milking

(ˈmɪlkɪŋ)
n
(Agriculture) the act of removing or extracting milk from the udders or mammary glands of an animal such as a cow, goat, or sheep
Translations

milking

[ˈmɪlkɪŋ]
A. ADJlechero, de ordeño
B. Nordeño m
C. CPD milking machine Nordeñadora f mecánica

milking

[ˈmɪlkɪŋ] ntraite f
to do the milking → faire la traitemilking machine ntrayeuse fmilk jug npot m à lait

milking

nMelken nt

milking

[ˈmɪlkɪŋ] nmungitura

milk·ing

n. ordeño, maniobra para forzar sustancias fuera de un tubo; sacar leche.
References in classic literature ?
But not even Uncle Blair's sympathy could take the sting out of the fact that there was no Paddy to get the froth that night at milking time.
To all appearance Molly had got through her after-dinner work in an exemplary manner, had "cleaned herself" with great dispatch, and now came to ask, submissively, if she should sit down to her spinning till milking time.
She flitted in and out among them during milking time.
The migrating buffalo, which seeks new pastures in another latitude, is not extravagant like the cow which kicks over the pail, leaps the cowyard fence, and runs after her calf, in milking time.
Well, all good things come to an end and a little voice in my head kept saying milking time.
51 kg/min) and the milking time spent in the AMS per visit (7.
5 hours per day (range of 5 to 6 hours), from 10:45 to 19:00 hours, excluding milking time.
We put an Italian milking machine that allowed us to shorten the milking time of goats from 5 hours to one and a half times, which allows us to increase the time of grazing.
As well as meeting the pigs at Gorwel Farm, Newcastle Emlyn, the visitors were welcomed into the parlour at milking time.
PEOPLE affected by dementia visited a farm in west Wales to take part in a range of activities including milking time and a rural reminiscence session.
As they approach breeding age, we allow them into the barn into their own stall to get them accustomed to the sounds and rhythms of milking time.