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lactate

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
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lactatelac‧tate /lækˈteɪt $ ˈlækteɪt/ verb [intransitive]  HBif a woman or female animal lactates, she produces milk to feed her baby or babies with
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lactateCarrington's Self-Portrait of 1938-9 shows the artist seated in a room with a lactating hyena and a rocking horse.
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Verb table
lactate
Simple Form
Present
I, you, we, theylactate
he, she, itlactates
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Past
I, you, he, she, it, we, theylactated
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave lactated
he, she, ithas lactated
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad lactated
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill lactate
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have lactated
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Continuous Form
Present
Iam lactating
he, she, itis lactating
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you, we, theyare lactating
Past
I, he, she, itwas lactating
you, we, theywere lactating
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave been lactating
he, she, ithas been lactating
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad been lactating
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill be lactating
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have been lactating
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