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lactate
American English: /lækˈteɪt/
British English: /lakˈteɪt/

Translation of lactate in Spanish:

intransitive verb

  • producir leche
    Example sentences
    • I had earlier posted a picture of a stuffed calf hanging from a house front in Mylapore, and speculated that it was meant to keep the cow lactating.
    • Such features may vary according to whether the patient was pregnant, lactating, or had recently terminated her pregnancy or lactation at the time of surgical excision.
    • Testosterone given to lactating females actually reduces their aggressive reaction to males.

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