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