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Topic: ANIMALS

Date: 1300-1400
Origin: Probably from suckling

suckle

verb
     
suck‧le
1 [transitive]HBHHBA to feed a baby or young animal with milk from the breast:
a sheep suckling her lamb
2 [intransitive]HBHHBA if a baby or young animal suckles, it sucks milk from a breast [↪ breast-feed, nurse]
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