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suckle

suck·le

suckle

 
pronunciation:
suh kl
parts of speech:
transitive verb, intransitive verb
features:
Word Combinations (verb)
part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: suckled, suckles, suckling
definition 1: to put to the breast and allow to suck; breastfeed.
similar words:
nurse
definition 2: to provide care and nourishment for; raise.
definition 3: to suck in; be nourished by.
The baby suckled his mother's milk.
 
part of speech: intransitive verb
definition: to take milk from the breast; nurse.
similar words:
nurse
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