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.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • Ablactate — Ab*lac tate, v. t. [L. ablactatus, p. p. of ablactare; ab + lactare to suckle, fr. lac milk.] To wean. [R.] Bailey. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • ablactate — ablactation, n. /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] * * * …   Universalium

  • ablactate — verb To wean Bailey …   Wiktionary

  • ablactate — v. wean, break a child or young animal from its mother s milk …   English contemporary dictionary

  • ablactate — /æbˈlækteɪt/ (say ab laktayt) verb (t) (ablactated, ablactating) to wean. {Latin ablactātus, past participle} –ablactation /ˌæblækˈteɪʃən/ (say .ablak tayshuhn), noun …   Australian English dictionary

  • ablactate —   v.t. wean.    ♦ ablactation, n …   Dictionary of difficult words

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