AskDefine | Define lactate

Dictionary Definition

lactate v : give suck to; "The wetnurse suckled the infant"; "You cannot nurse your baby in public in some places" [syn: breastfeed, bottle-feed, suckle, suck, nurse, wet-nurse, give suck] [ant: bottlefeed]

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  1. To secrete or produce milk


  1. Any salt or ester of lactic acid

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Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

aliment, breast-feed, dry-nurse, excrete, fatten, fatten up, force-feed, foster, give out, nourish, nurse, nurture, nutrify, produce, secern, secrete, stuff, suckle, tear, water, weep, wet-nurse
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