Definitions

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The weaning of a child from the breast, or of young beasts from their dam.
  • n. The process of grafting now called inarching, or grafting by approach.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The weaning of a child from the breast.
  • n. In horticulture, same as inarching. See inarch.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. the act of substituting other food for the mother's milk in the diet of a child or young mammal
  • n. the cessation of lactation

Etymologies

From Middle English ablactacioun from Late Latin ablactatio, ablactō ("to wean") from Latin ab ("without") + lacto ("suckle"), from lac ("milk"). (Wiktionary)

Examples

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