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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.]

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

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]

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
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"
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

suckle

[ˈsʌkəl] vtallaiter

suckle

vt childstillen; animalsäugen
visaugen, trinken

suckle

[ˈsʌkl] vtallattare

suckle

(ˈsakl) verb
(of a woman or female animal) to give milk from the breasts or teats to (a baby or young).

suckle

vt amamantar, lactar, dar el pecho, dar de mamar; vi mamar
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.