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English noun: lactation

1. lactation (time) the period following birth during which milk is secreted


SamplesLactation normally continues until weaning.


Broader (hypernym)period, period of time, time period

2. lactation (process) the production and secretion of milk by the mammary glands


Broader (hypernym)activity, bodily function, bodily process, body process

3. lactation (act) feeding an infant by giving suck at the breast


Synonymssuckling


Broader (hypernym)alimentation, feeding









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