Suckle meaning

sŭkəl
To nourish as if with the milk of the breast; nurture.
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To suck at the breast or udder.
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To take in as sustenance; have as nourishment.
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To cause to suck at the breast or udder; nurse.
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To suck at the breast or udder.
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To take milk from the mother, a breast, or a teat.

A baby suckling its mother's breast.

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To cause or allow to take milk at the breast or teat; nurse.
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(obsolete) A teat.

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To give suck to; to nurse at the breast.
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(intransitive) To nurse; to suck.
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To bring up; rear; foster.
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Origin of suckle

  • Middle English suclen perhaps from suklinge suckling suckling

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • First attested 1408, perhaps a causative form of Middle English suken (“to suck"), or a back-formation from suckling (though this word is attested only from c. 1440).

    From Wiktionary