HyperDic: lactation

English > 3 senses of the word lactation:
NOUNtimelactationthe period following birth during which milk is secreted
processlactationthe production and secretion of milk by the mammary glands
actlactation, sucklingfeeding an infant by giving suck at the breast
lactation > pronunciation
Soundslaektey'shahn
RhymesAachen ... Zukerman: 2572 rhymes with ahn...
English > lactation: 3 senses > noun 1, time
MeaningThe period following birth during which milk is secreted.
Example"lactation normally continues until weaning"
Broadertime period, period of time, periodAn amount of time
Verbslactategive suck to
English > lactation: 3 senses > noun 2, process
MeaningThe production and secretion of milk by the mammary glands.
Broaderbodily process, body process, bodily function, activityAn organic process that takes place in the body
Spanishcrianza, flujo lácteo, lactación, lactancia
Verbslactategive suck to
English > lactation: 3 senses > noun 3, act
Meaningfeeding an infant by giving suck at the breast.
Synonymsuckling
Broaderfeeding, alimentationThe act of supplying food and nourishment
Spanishlactancia
Verbslactategive suck to

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