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Definition of suckle verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



    Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they suckle
    he / she / it suckles
    past simple suckled
    -ing form suckling
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  1. 1[transitive] suckle somebody/something (of a woman or female animal) to feed a baby or young animal with milk from the breast or udder a cow suckling her calves (old-fashioned) a mother suckling a baby
  2. 2[intransitive] (of a baby or young animal) to drink milk from its mother's breast or udder The young of some mammals continue to suckle for years.
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