suckle

[c]/ˈsʌkəl / (say 'sukuhl)

verb (suckled, suckling)
verb (t)
1. to nurse at the breast.
2. to nourish or bring up.
3. to put to suck.
verb (i)
4. to suck at the breast.
{frequentative of suck}

Australian English dictionary. 2014.

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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 — Suc kle, v. i. To nurse; to suck. [R.] [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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