ablactation

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n ablactation the act of substituting other food for the mother's milk in the diet of a child or young mammal
    • n ablactation the cessation of lactation
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Ablactation (Hort) The process of grafting now called inarching, or grafting by approach.
    • Ablactation The weaning of a child from the breast, or of young beasts from their dam.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n ablactation The weaning of a child from the breast.
    • n ablactation In horticulture, same as inarching. See inarch.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Ablactation ab-lak-tā′shun a weaning.
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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
L. ab, from, lactāre, to suckle—lac, lactis, milk.

Usage

In literature:

Shall the ablactated soul feel only the blooming, not also the faded body?
"The Campaner Thal and Other Writings" by Jean Paul Friedrich Richter
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