Milk is the white liquid that female mammals produce for feeding their babies. Nursing human mothers feed their infants milk, and so do mother goats, cows, dogs, and cats.

If you love to drink milk, you're probably a fan of the kind that comes from cows on farms and is sold in grocery stores. However, if you're allergic to this kind of milk, you might drink one of the beverages also known as milk that are made from soaking beans, nuts, rice, or even coconut in water until it becomes rich, white, and milky. To milk is to extract or draw milk from a plant or animal.

Definitions of milk

n a white nutritious liquid secreted by mammals and used as food by human beings

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sour milk
milk that has turned sour
pasteurized milk
milk that has been exposed briefly to high temperatures to destroy microorganisms and prevent fermentation
cows' milk
milk obtained from dairy cows
yak's milk
the milk of a yak
goats' milk
the milk of a goat
acidophilus milk
milk fermented by bacteria; used to treat gastrointestinal disorders
raw milk
unpasteurized milk
scalded milk
milk heated almost to boiling
homogenized milk
milk with the fat particles broken up and dispersed uniformly so the cream will not rise
certified milk
milk from dairies regulated by an authorized medical milk commission
dried milk, dry milk, milk powder, powdered milk
dehydrated milk
evaporated milk
milk concentrated by evaporation
condensed milk
sweetened evaporated milk
skim milk, skimmed milk
milk from which the cream has been skimmed
semi-skimmed milk
milk from which some of the cream has been removed
whole milk
milk from which no constituent (such as fat) has been removed
low-fat milk
milk from which some of the cream has been removed
residue from making butter from sour raw milk; or pasteurized milk curdled by adding a culture
chocolate milk
milk flavored with chocolate syrup
nonfat dry milk
dehydrated skimmed milk
Type of:
dairy product
milk and butter and cheese
beverage, drink, drinkable, potable
any liquid suitable for drinking

n produced by mammary glands of female mammals for feeding their young

mother's milk
milk secreted by a woman who has recently given birth
colostrum, foremilk
milky fluid secreted for the first day or two after parturition
Type of:
bodily fluid, body fluid, humor, humour, liquid body substance
the liquid parts of the body
aliment, alimentation, nourishment, nutriment, nutrition, sustenance, victuals
a source of materials to nourish the body

n any of several nutritive milklike liquids

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coconut milk, coconut water
clear to whitish fluid from within a fresh coconut
coconut cream, coconut milk
white liquid obtained from compressing fresh coconut meat
soya milk, soybean milk, soymilk
a milk substitute containing soybean flour and water; used in some infant formulas and in making tofu
a liquid food for infants
Type of:
food product, foodstuff
a substance that can be used or prepared for use as food

v take milk from female mammals

“Cows need to be milked every morning”
draw the last milk (of cows)
Type of:
draw, take out
take liquid out of a container or well

v exploit as much as possible

“I am milking this for all it's worth”
Type of:
exploit, tap
draw from; make good use of

v add milk to

milk the tea”
Type of:
make an addition (to); join or combine or unite with others; increase the quality, quantity, size or scope of

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