Other forms: milking; milked; milks

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
  1. noun
    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
  2. noun
    produced by mammary glands of female mammals for feeding their young
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    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
  3. noun
    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
  4. verb
    take milk from female mammals
    “Cows need to be milked every morning”
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    draw the last milk (of cows)
    type of:
    draw, take out
    take liquid out of a container or well
  5. verb
    exploit as much as possible
    “I am milking this for all it's worth”
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    type of:
    exploit, tap
    draw from; make good use of
  6. verb
    add milk to
    milk the tea”
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    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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