ablactate

ablactate
verb
gradually deprive (infants and young mammals) of mother's milk
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she weaned her baby when he was 3 months old and started him on powdered milk

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The kitten was weaned and fed by its owner with a bottle

Syn: ↑wean
Derivationally related forms: ↑weaning (for: ↑wean)
Hypernyms: ↑deprive
Entailment:
breastfeed, ↑suckle, ↑suck, ↑nurse, ↑wet-nurse, ↑lactate, ↑give suck
Verb Frames:
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Somebody ——s somebody

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/ab lak"tayt/, v.t., ablactated, ablactating.
to wean.
[ < LL ablactatus weaned (ptp. of ablactare), equiv. to ab- AB- + lact- (s. of lac) milk + -atus -ATE1]

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ablactate, v. Obs. rare—0.
(æbˈlækteɪt)
[f. L. ablactāt- ppl. stem of ablactā-re to wean; f. ab off + lactāre to suckle; f. lac, lact-, milk.]
‘To wean from the breast.’ J.

Useful english dictionary. 2012.


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