Lactating



[lak-teyt] /ˈlæk teɪt/

verb (used without object), lactated, lactating.
1.
to produce milk.
/ˈlækteɪt/
noun
1.
an ester or salt of lactic acid
/ˈlækteɪt/
verb
1.
(intransitive) (of mammals) to produce or secrete milk
v.

“secrete milk from the breasts,” 1889, probably a back-formation from lactation. Related: Lactated; lactating.
n.

1794, from stem of lactic + -ate (1).

lactate lac·tate1 (lāk’tāt’)
v. lac·tat·ed, lac·tat·ing, lac·tates
To secrete or produce milk.

lactate 2
n.
A salt or an ester of lactic acid.
lactate
(lāk’tāt’)
A salt or ester of lactic acid. Lactate is a product of fermentation and is produced during cellular respiration as glucose is broken down.

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