Definition of ablactation in English:

ablactation

noun

  • Originally: the weaning of a child or other young mammal. In later use also: suppression or cessation of lactation.

Origin

Late 15th century; earliest use found in Speculum Sacerdotale. From post-classical Latin ablactation-, ablactatio process of weaning (Vulgate) from ablactat-, past participial stem of ablactare + classical Latin -iō: see -ation.

Pronunciation:

ablactation

/ˌablakˈteɪʃn/