suckle

[suhk-uhl]
verb (used with object), suckled, suckling.
1.
to nurse at the breast or udder.
2.
to nourish or bring up.
3.
to put to suck.
verb (used without object), suckled, suckling.
4.
to suck at the breast or udder.

Origin:
1375–1425; late Middle English sucklen; see suck, -le

unsuckled, adjective
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suckle (ˈsʌkəl)
 
vb
1.  to give (a baby or young animal) milk from the breast or (of a baby, etc) to suck milk from the breast
2.  (tr) to bring up; nurture
 
[C15: probably back formation from suckling]
 
'suckler
 
n

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suckle
1408, perhaps a causative form of M.E. suken "to suck" (see suck), or a back-formation from suckling (though this word is attested only from c.1440).
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Example sentences
Ever since he has been a pup he has suckled this ball, even to the point where
  he falls asleep with it in his mouth.
All the arts of pleasure grow when suckled by freedom.
Chevron ads, which have now suckled a whole generation.
Deer calves should receive colostrum from their dams, and should therefore have
  suckled before weaning.
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