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- The weaning of a child from the breast, or of young animals from their dam. [First attested from around (1350 to 1470).]
- (obsolete, horticulture) The process of grafting now called inarching, or "grafting by approach". [Attested from the late 17th century until the early 19th century.]
- Lesley Brown, editor-in-chief; William R. Trumble and Angus Stevenson, editors (2002), “ablactation”, in The Shorter Oxford English Dictionary on Historical Principles, 5th edition, Oxford; New York, N.Y.: Oxford University Press, →ISBN, page 5.
ablactation f (plural ablactations)