1. A whitish liquid containing proteins, fats, lactose, and various vitamins and minerals that is produced by the mammary glands of all mature female mammals after they have given birth and serves as nourishment for their young.
2. The milk of cows, goats, or other animals, used as food by human beings.
3. A liquid, such as coconut milk, milkweed sap, plant latex, or various medical emulsions, that is similar to milk in appearance.
4. Often used to modify another noun:
milk cows; milk products.
5. To draw milk from the teat or udder of (a female mammal).
6. To draw or extract a liquid from:
milked the stem for its last drops of sap.
7. To press out, drain off, or remove by or as if by milking:
milk venom from a snake.
9. To draw out or extract something from, as if by milking:
milked the witness for information.
10. To obtain money or benefits from, in order to achieve personal gain; exploit:
“The dictator and his cronies had milked their country of somewhere between $5 billion and $10 billion”(Russell Watson)
11. To yield or supply milk.
12. To draw milk from a female mammal.
13. Middle English
14. from Old English milc * see melg-
源自 古英语 milc *参见 melg-