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