Definition of lactate verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

 

lactate

 verb
verb
NAmE//ˈlækteɪt//
 
[intransitive](technology)Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they lactate
 
he / she / it lactates
 
past simple lactated
 
-ing form lactating
 
 
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(of a woman or female animal) to produce milk from the breasts to feed a baby or young animal
NAmE//lækˈteɪʃn//
 
noun [uncountable] the period of lactation
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