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suck·le

 (sŭk′əl)
v. suck·led, suck·ling, suck·les
v.tr.
1.
a. To cause or allow to take milk at the breast or teat; nurse: a mare suckling her foal.
b. To take milk from (the mother, a breast, or a teat): a baby suckling its mother's breast.
2. To take in as sustenance; have as nourishment: suckled courage from her strong mother.
3. To nourish as if with the milk of the breast; nurture: suckled on video games and comic books.
v.intr.
To suck at the breast or teat.

[Middle English suclen, perhaps from suklinge, suckling; see suckling.]
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suckle

(ˈsʌkəl)
vb
1. (Physiology) 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
[C15: probably back formation from suckling]
ˈsuckler n
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suck•le

(ˈsʌk əl)

v. -led, -ling. v.t.
1. to nurse at the breast or udder.
2. to nourish or bring up.
v.i.
3. to suck at the breast or udder.
[1375–1425; late Middle English sucklen; see suck, -le]
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suckle


Past participle: suckled
Gerund: suckling

Imperative
suckle
suckle
Present
I suckle
you suckle
he/she/it suckles
we suckle
you suckle
they suckle
Preterite
I suckled
you suckled
he/she/it suckled
we suckled
you suckled
they suckled
Present Continuous
I am suckling
you are suckling
he/she/it is suckling
we are suckling
you are suckling
they are suckling
Present Perfect
I have suckled
you have suckled
he/she/it has suckled
we have suckled
you have suckled
they have suckled
Past Continuous
I was suckling
you were suckling
he/she/it was suckling
we were suckling
you were suckling
they were suckling
Past Perfect
I had suckled
you had suckled
he/she/it had suckled
we had suckled
you had suckled
they had suckled
Future
I will suckle
you will suckle
he/she/it will suckle
we will suckle
you will suckle
they will suckle
Future Perfect
I will have suckled
you will have suckled
he/she/it will have suckled
we will have suckled
you will have suckled
they will have suckled
Future Continuous
I will be suckling
you will be suckling
he/she/it will be suckling
we will be suckling
you will be suckling
they will be suckling
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been suckling
you have been suckling
he/she/it has been suckling
we have been suckling
you have been suckling
they have been suckling
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been suckling
you will have been suckling
he/she/it will have been suckling
we will have been suckling
you will have been suckling
they will have been suckling
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been suckling
you had been suckling
he/she/it had been suckling
we had been suckling
you had been suckling
they had been suckling
Conditional
I would suckle
you would suckle
he/she/it would suckle
we would suckle
you would suckle
they would suckle
Past Conditional
I would have suckled
you would have suckled
he/she/it would have suckled
we would have suckled
you would have suckled
they would have suckled
Collins English Verb Tables © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.suckle - suck milk from the mother's breasts; "the infant was suckling happily"
eat, feed - take in food; used of animals only; "This dog doesn't eat certain kinds of meat"; "What do whales eat?"
2.suckle - give suck to; "The wetnurse suckled the infant"; "You cannot nurse your baby in public in some places"
suck - draw into the mouth by creating a practical vacuum in the mouth; "suck the poison from the place where the snake bit"; "suck on a straw"; "the baby sucked on the mother's breast"
feed, give - give food to; "Feed the starving children in India"; "don't give the child this tough meat"
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Translations
تُرْضِع
kojit
amme
mamnutri
imeäimettää
hafa á brjósti/spena
zīdīt
meme vermeksüt emzirmek

suckle

[ˈsʌkl]
B. VImamar
to suckle at one's mother's breastmamar del pecho de su madre
Collins Spanish Dictionary - Complete and Unabridged 8th Edition 2005 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1971, 1988 © HarperCollins Publishers 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2003, 2005

suckle

[ˈsʌkəl] vtallaiter
Collins English/French Electronic Resource. © HarperCollins Publishers 2005

suckle

vt childstillen; animalsäugen
visaugen, trinken
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suckle

[ˈsʌkl] vtallattare
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995

suckle

(ˈsakl) verb
(of a woman or female animal) to give milk from the breasts or teats to (a baby or young).
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary © 2006-2013 K Dictionaries Ltd.

suckle

vt amamantar, lactar, dar el pecho, dar de mamar; vi mamar
English-Spanish/Spanish-English Medical Dictionary Copyright © 2006 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc. All rights reserved.
References in classic literature ?
what if this little monster were to be carried to them to suckle? I'd rather give suck to a vampire."
"Perhaps she has a child and cannot suckle it; her milk is dried up!" said the mother, in accents of despair.
Then he carried the child away to a secret place, where a nurse was obliged to suckle it, and he ran to the king and accused the queen of having allowed her child to be taken from her by the wild beasts.
"No, there was an Englishman who did suckle his baby on board ship," said the old prince, feeling this freedom in conversation permissible before his own daughters.
According to the study, even after the spiderlings matured enough to hunt for themselves by day 20, they continued to suckle for 18 more days.
For comparison of the number of times that 80% of the piglets came to the sow's udder to suckle during the lactation period, in the treatment group (exposed to AS sounds) it was was greater and averaged 10.26 [+ or -] 0.32 times compared to the control group (not exposed to AS sounds) that only averaged 5.07 [+ or -] 0.29 times (P<0.05).
Pups will suckle from mum for the first three weeks, at which time you can introduce some thin liquid such as goats' milk, which helps them to learn to lap as opposed to suckle.
Hunter said "Nosikitok" would be "awash with a ferocious maternal drive" but it is still mystifying why she would suckle the cub of another species.
Benjamin Salmon; SUCKLE; Runamok Books (Fiction: General) ISBN: 9780997825626
In NS, the calves were raised with their dams after birth and were allowed to suckle freely in a nursing barn.
The anterior teats of sows produce more milk than the posterior teats (SKOK et al., 2007) and piglets that suckle anterior teats gain more weight during lactation (PEDERSEN et al., 2011).
"Blurton Jones and da Costa proposed that night waking to suckle is an adaptation of infants to suppress ovarian function in their mothers, thereby delaying the conception of a younger sib with whom an infant must compete for parental care and attention."