Definitions

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A medicine to check the secretion of milk, or to dispel a supposed accumulation of milk in any part of the body.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A medicine to check the secretion of milk, or to dispel a supposed accumulation of milk in any part of the body.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A medicine which checks or diminishes the secretion of milk.

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

  • n. any agent that reduces milk secretion (as given to a woman who is not breast feeding)

Etymologies

Latin lactis "milk" and fugare "to expel". (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • a lactifuge; 2 handfuls of flowers bruised and applied without moistening, once or twice a day, sometimes checks the secretion of the milk within 24 hours, but generally 2 or 3 days are required for

    The Medicinal Plants of the Philippines

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