ablactation

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle English ablactacioun from Late Latin ablactatio, ablactō (to wean) from Latin ab (without) + lacto (suckle),[1] from lac (milk).

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Noun[edit]

ablactation (plural ablactations)

  1. The weaning of a child from the breast, or of young animals from their dam. [First attested from around (1350 to 1470).][1]
  2. (obsolete, horticulture) The process of grafting now called inarching, or "grafting by approach". [Attested from the late 17th century until the early 19th century.][1]

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References[edit]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Lesley Brown (editor), The Shorter Oxford English Dictionary, 5th edition (Oxford University Press, 2003 [1933], ISBN 978-0-19-860575-7), page 5

French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

ab- +‎ lactation

Noun[edit]

ablactation f (plural ablactations)

  1. (medicine) Interruption in secretion of breast milk, usually caused by a hormonal imbalance.
  2. (medicine, archaic) The weaning of a child.