ablactate

ablactate

[ab-lak-teyt]
verb (used with object), ablactated, ablactating.
to wean.

Origin:
< Late Latin ablactātus weaned (past participle of ablactāre), equivalent to ab- ab- + lact- (stem of lac) milk + -ātus -ate1

ablactation, noun
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ablactate

verb
gradually deprive (infants and young mammals) of mother's milk; "she weaned her baby when he was 3 months old and started him on powdered milk"; "The kitten was weaned and fed by its owner with a bottle" [syn: wean
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