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1. To nurse; to feed by milk from the breast.
2. To suck; to draw sustenance from the breast.
v. suck·led, suck·ling, suck·les
a. To cause or allow to take milk at the breast or udder; nurse.
b. To take milk at the breast or udder of.
2. To take in as sustenance; have as nourishment.
3. To nourish as if with the milk of the breast; nurture: "a pagan suckled in a creed outworn" (William Wordsworth).
To suck at the breast or udder.
Etymology: L, sugere
1 to provide nourishment, specifically to breastfeed.
2 to take in nourishment, especially by feeding from the breast.