lactate

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Etymology[edit]

From Latin lactātus, perfect passive participle of lactō (contain milk, give suck), from lac (milk), cognate to Ancient Greek γάλα (gala, milk).

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lactate (third-person singular simple present lactates, present participle lactating, simple past and past participle lactated)

  1. (intransitive) To secrete or produce milk

Noun[edit]

lactate (plural lactates)

  1. (chemistry) Any salt or ester of lactic acid

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Verb[edit]

lactāte

  1. first-person plural present active imperative of lactō