Etymology
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ablactation (n.)

"weaning of a child," 1650s, from Latin ablactationem (nominative ablactatio) "weaning," noun of action from past-participle stem of ablactare "to wean," from ab "off, away from" (see ab-) + lactare "to suckle," from lac (genitive lactis) "milk" (from PIE root *g(a)lag- "milk").

Origin and meaning of ablactation

updated on October 13, 2021

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Definitions of ablactation from WordNet

ablactation (n.)
the cessation of lactation;
ablactation (n.)
the act of substituting other food for the mother's milk in the diet of a child or young mammal;
Synonyms: weaning
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