sucking

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suck·ing

 (sŭk′ĭng)
adj.
Not yet weaned.

sucking

(ˈsʌkɪŋ)
adj
1. (Zoology) not yet weaned: sucking pig.
2. (Zoology) not yet fledged: sucking dove.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.sucking - the act of suckingsucking - the act of sucking      
consumption, ingestion, intake, uptake - the process of taking food into the body through the mouth (as by eating)
Translations

sucking

:
sucking calf
nMilchkalb nt
sucking pig
nSpanferkel nt
References in periodicals archive ?
Biologist Birol Turan, caretaker of the fawn, told Anadolu Agency they had to milk the goat first to form a sucking reflex. "After forming this sucking reflex, we took the fawn back to the goat," he said, adding that the goat then accepted it.
"She was born weighing 4lb 9oz and was in the neonatal special care baby unit for two weeks, but she was quickly able to hold her own temperature and didn't need oxygen so the only reason she had to be kept in was being fed by nose as the sucking reflex doesn't develop until 35 weeks."
But soon after birth, she was whisked away to the Special Care Baby Unit after being born with unusual features including fused second and third toes, a cleft palate and no sucking reflex - which meant she had to be nose fed.
But soon after birth, she was whisked away to the Wrexham Special Care Baby Unit after being born with unusual features including fused second and third toes, a cleft palate and no sucking reflex - which meant she had to be nose fed.
It should be mentioned that some items did not change in the different behavioral states, being corrected age, global posture, sucking reflex, bite reflex, vomit reflex, suction by pause and maintenance of the alert state.
Her grasp reflex was present in all four extremities and her sucking reflex was weak.
The pacifier supports the natural sucking reflex, aiding in the transition between nursing and bottle feeding, and is offered in a night-glow model, making it easier to see in the dark.
Because Isabella didn't have a sucking reflex, she was fed via a tube through the nose, before a peg was fitted and, latterly, a Mic-Key button.