Suckle
Suckle \Suc"kle\, v. i. To nurse; to suck. [R.] [1913 Webster]

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  • Suckle — Suc kle, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Suckled}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Suckling}.] [Freq. of suck.] To give suck to; to nurse at the breast. Addison. [1913 Webster] The breasts of Hecuba When she did suckle Hector, looked not lovelier. Shak. [1913 Webster]… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Suckle — Suc kle, n. A teat. [Obs.] Sir T. Herbert. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • suckle — c.1400, perhaps a causative form of M.E. suken to suck (see SUCK (Cf. suck)), or a back formation from SUCKLING (Cf. suckling) (though this word is attested only from mid 15c.). Related: Suckled …   Etymology dictionary

  • suckle — ► VERB ▪ (with reference to a baby or young animal) feed from the breast or teat. DERIVATIVES suckler noun …   English terms dictionary

  • suckle — [suk′əl] vt. suckled, suckling [ME sokelen, prob. back form. < sokelynge,SUCKLING] 1. to cause to suck at the breast or udder; nurse 2. to bring up; rear; foster vi. to suck at the breast or udder …   English World dictionary

  • suckle — UK [ˈsʌk(ə)l] / US verb Word forms suckle : present tense I/you/we/they suckle he/she/it suckles present participle suckling past tense suckled past participle suckled old fashioned a) [transitive] to feed a baby or young animal with milk from a… …   English dictionary

  • suckle — verb /sʌ.kəl/ a) To give suck to; to nurse at the breast. The breasts of Hecuba When she did suckle Hector, looked not lovelier. b) To nurse; to suck. They are not weak, suckled by Wisdom. Landor …   Wiktionary

  • suckle — verb (suckled; suckling) Etymology: Middle English suklen, probably back formation from suklyng Date: 14th century transitive verb 1. a. to give milk to from the breast or udder < a mother suckling her child > b. to nurture as if by giving milk… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • suckle — /suk euhl/, v., suckled, suckling. v.t. 1. to nurse at the breast or udder. 2. to nourish or bring up. 3. to put to suck. v.i. 4. to suck at the breast or udder. [1375 1425; late ME sucklen; see SUCK, LE] * * * …   Universalium

  • suckle — 1. To nurse; to feed by milk from the breast. 2. To suck; to draw sustenance from the breast. * * * suck·le sək əl vt, suck·led; suck·ling (ə )liŋ 1) to give milk to from the breast or udder <a mother suckling her child> 2) …   Medical dictionary

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