Definitions for lactateˈlæk teɪt

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

lac•tateˈlæk teɪt(v.i.)-tat•ed, -tat•ing.

  1. to secrete milk.

    Category: Physiology

Origin of lactate:


lac•tateˈlæk teɪt(n.)

  1. an ester or salt of lactic acid.

    Category: Chemistry

Origin of lactate:


Princeton's WordNet

  1. lactate(verb)

    a salt or ester of lactic acid

  2. breastfeed, suckle, suck, nurse, wet-nurse, lactate, give suck(verb)

    give suck to

    "The wetnurse suckled the infant"; "You cannot nurse your baby in public in some places"


  1. lactate(Noun)

    Any salt or ester of lactic acid

  2. lactate(Verb)

    To secrete or produce milk

  3. Origin: From lactatus, perfect passive participle of lacto, from lac, cognate to γάλα.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Lactate(noun)

    a salt of lactic acid


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