What does the word suckle mean?

    Part of speech: verb transitive, verb intransitive

  • To give suck to, as at the breast; suck.

Usage examples for suckle

  1. The child's nurse from time to time dried her eyes and sobbed bitterly as she said: " My own baby, my other children, my husband and our beautiful house in Alexandria- I left them all to suckle and rear a prince. – The Complete Historical Romances of Georg Ebers by Georg Ebers
  2. This may arise out of one of two causes, either, a parent continuing to suckle too long; or, from the original powers or strength not being equal to the continued drain on the system. – The Maternal Management of Children, in Health and Disease. by Thomas Bull, M.D.
  3. Then, as the mothers now in Germany suckle their own children, there is an end of all exchanging them, and a fountain of emotion is thus stopped, that is not to be purchased with money. – The Student-Life of Germany by William Howitt