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Definition 1: feeding an infant by giving suck at the breast - [noun denoting act]

Synonyms for suckling in the sense of this definition

(suckling is a kind of ...) the act of supplying food and nourishment

Definition 2: a young mammal that has not been weaned - [noun denoting animal]

(suckling is a kind of ...) any immature mammal

Definition 3: an infant considered in relation to its nurse - [noun denoting person]

Synonyms for suckling in the sense of this definition

(suckling is a kind of ...) a very young child (birth to 1 year) who has not yet begun to walk or talk

"the baby began to cry again" "she held the baby in her arms" "it sounds simple, but when you have your own baby it is all so different"

Definition 4: English poet and courtier (1609-1642) - [noun denoting person]

Synonyms for suckling in the sense of this definition

(suckling is an instance of ...) an attendant at the court of a sovereign

(suckling is an instance of ...) a writer of poems (the term is usually reserved for writers of good poetry)

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