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 for Milk
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Milk \Milk\ (m[i^]lk), n. [AS. meoluc, meoloc, meolc, milc; akin
     to OFries. meloc, D. melk, G. milch, OHG. miluh, Icel.
     mj[=o]lk, Sw. mj["o]lk, Dan. melk, Goth. miluks, G. melken to
     milk, OHG. melchan, Lith. milszti, L. mulgere, Gr.
     'ame`lgein. [root]107. Cf. Milch, Emulsion, Milt soft
     roe of fishes.]
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     1. (Physiol.) A white fluid secreted by the mammary glands of
        female mammals for the nourishment of their young,
        consisting of minute globules of fat suspended in a
        solution of casein, albumin, milk sugar, and inorganic
        salts. "White as morne milk." --Chaucer.
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     2. (Bot.) A kind of juice or sap, usually white in color,
        found in certain plants; latex. See Latex.
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     3. An emulsion made by bruising seeds; as, the milk of
        almonds, produced by pounding almonds with sugar and
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     4. (Zool.) The ripe, undischarged spat of an oyster.
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     Condensed milk. See under Condense, v. t.
     Milk crust (Med.), vesicular eczema occurring on the face
        and scalp of nursing infants. See Eczema.
     Milk fever.
        (a) (Med.) A fever which accompanies or precedes the first
            lactation. It is usually transitory.
        (b) (Vet. Surg.) A form puerperal peritonitis in cattle;
            also, a variety of meningitis occurring in cows after
     Milk glass, glass having a milky appearance.
     Milk knot (Med.), a hard lump forming in the breast of a
        nursing woman, due to obstruction to the flow of milk and
        congestion of the mammary glands.
     Milk leg (Med.), a swollen condition of the leg, usually in
        puerperal women, caused by an inflammation of veins, and
        characterized by a white appearance occasioned by an
        accumulation of serum and sometimes of pus in the cellular
     Milk meats, food made from milk, as butter and cheese.
        [Obs.] --Bailey.
     Milk mirror. Same as Escutcheon, 2.
     Milk molar (Anat.), one of the deciduous molar teeth which
        are shed and replaced by the premolars.
     Milk of lime (Chem.), a watery emulsion of calcium hydrate,
        produced by macerating quicklime in water.
     Milk parsley (Bot.), an umbelliferous plant ({Peucedanum
        palustre) of Europe and Asia, having a milky juice.
     Milk+pea+(Bot.),+a+genus+({Galactia">Milk pea (Bot.), a genus ({Galactia) of leguminous and,
        usually, twining plants.
     Milk sickness (Med.), See milk sickness in the
     Milk snake (Zool.), a harmless American snake ({Ophibolus
        triangulus, or Ophibolus eximius). It is variously
        marked with white, gray, and red. Called also milk
        adder, chicken snake, house snake, etc.
     Milk sugar. (Physiol. Chem.) See Lactose, and Sugar of
        milk (below).
     Milk thistle (Bot.), an esculent European thistle ({Silybum
        marianum), having the veins of its leaves of a milky
     Milk thrush. (Med.) See Thrush.
     Milk tooth (Anat.), one of the temporary first set of teeth
        in young mammals; in man there are twenty.
     Milk tree (Bot.), a tree yielding a milky juice, as the cow
        tree of South America ({Brosimum Galactodendron), and the
        Euphorbia balsamifera of the Canaries, the milk of both
        of which is wholesome food.
     Milk vessel (Bot.), a special cell in the inner bark of a
        plant, or a series of cells, in which the milky juice is
        contained. See Latex.
     Rock milk. See Agaric mineral, under Agaric.
     Sugar of milk. The sugar characteristic of milk; a hard
        white crystalline slightly sweet substance obtained by
        evaporation of the whey of milk. It is used in pellets and
        powder as a vehicle for homeopathic medicines, and as an
        article of diet. See Lactose.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Milk \Milk\, v. i.
     1. To draw or to yield milk.
        [Webster 1913 Suppl.]
     2. (Elec.) To give off small gas bubbles during the final
        part of the charging operation; -- said of a storage
        [Webster 1913 Suppl.]

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Milk \Milk\ (m[i^]lk), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Milked (m[i^]lkt);
     p. pr. & vb. n. Milking.]
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     1. To draw or press milk from the breasts or udder of, by the
        hand or mouth; to withdraw the milk of. "Milking the
        kine." --Gay.
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              I have given suck, and know
              How tender 't is to love the babe that milks me.
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     2. To draw from the breasts or udder; to extract, as milk;
        as, to milk wholesome milk from healthy cows.
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     3. To draw anything from, as if by milking; to compel to
        yield profit or advantage; to plunder. --Tyndale.
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              They [the lawyers] milk an unfortunate estate as
              regularly as a dairyman does his stock. --London
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     To milk the street, to squeeze the smaller operators in
        stocks and extract a profit from them, by alternately
        raising and depressing prices within a short range; --
        said of the large dealers. [Cant]
     To milk a telegram, to use for one's own advantage the
        contents of a telegram belonging to another person. [Cant]
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      n 1: a white nutritious liquid secreted by mammals and used as
           food by human beings
      2: produced by mammary glands of female mammals for feeding
         their young
      3: a river that rises in the Rockies in northwestern Montana and
         flows eastward to become a tributary of the Missouri River
         [syn: Milk, Milk River]
      4: any of several nutritive milklike liquids
      v 1: take milk from female mammals; "Cows need to be milked
           every morning"
      2: exploit as much as possible; "I am milking this for all it's
      3: add milk to; "milk the tea"

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  202 Moby Thesaurus words for "milk":
     abridge, abuse, alabaster, bed, bed down, bereave, beverage, bleed,
     bleed white, blood, break, bridle, broach, brush, butter,
     buttermilk, certified milk, chalk, cheese, chyle, colostrum,
     condensed milk, cream, curry, currycomb, curtail, cut off,
     dairy products, decant, declaim, denude, deplume, deprive,
     deprive of, despoil, discharge, disentitle, displume, divest,
     draft, draft off, drain, draw, draw from, draw off, draw out,
     drench, drink, driven snow, dry, ease one of, elicit, empty,
     evince, evoke, exact, exhaust, exploit, extort, extract, feed,
     flay, fleece, flour, fluid, fluid extract, fluid mechanics, foam,
     fodder, gentle, ghee, gleet, grimace, groom, half-and-half, ham,
     ham it up, handle, harness, heavy cream, hitch, humor, hydraulics,
     hydrogeology, ichor, ill-use, impose upon, impoverish, ivory,
     juice, lachryma, lactation, lacteal, lacteous, lactescent, lactic,
     lactiferous, latex, let, let blood, let out, leukorrhea,
     light cream, lighten one of, lily, liquid, liquid extract, liquor,
     litter, lymph, maggot, make use of, manage, manipulate, margarine,
     matter, milch, milky, mine, misuse, mucor, mucus, mug, mulct,
     nonfat dry milk, oleo, oleomargarine, out-herod Herod, overact,
     overdramatize, paper, pearl, peccant humor, phlebotomize, phlegm,
     pick clean, pipette, play on, pluck, presume upon, pump, pump out,
     purulence, pus, rant, raw milk, rheum, roar, rook, rub down,
     saddle, saliva, sanies, sap, semiliquid, serous fluid, serum,
     shear, sheet, silver, siphon off, skim milk, skin, snot, snow,
     sour cream, spout, stick, strip, strip bare, stroke, suck,
     suck dry, suck out, suppuration, swan, sweat, take advantage of,
     take away from, take from, tame, tap, tear, teardrop, tend,
     the whites, throw away, train, underact, urine, use, use ill,
     venesect, water, whey, whipping cream, withdraw, work on,
     work upon, wring, yogurt, yoke

From Easton's 1897 Bible Dictionary :

     (1.) Hebrew halabh, "new milk", milk in its fresh state (Judg.
     4:19). It is frequently mentioned in connection with honey (Ex.
     3:8; 13:5; Josh. 5:6; Isa. 7:15, 22; Jer. 11:5). Sheep (Deut.
     32:14) and goats (Prov. 27:27) and camels (Gen. 32:15), as well
     as cows, are made to give their milk for the use of man. Milk is
     used figuratively as a sign of abundance (Gen. 49:12; Ezek.
     25:4; Joel 3:18). It is also a symbol of the rudiments of
     doctrine (1 Cor. 3:2; Heb. 5:12, 13), and of the unadulterated
     word of God (1 Pet. 2:2).
       (2.) Heb. hem'ah, always rendered "butter" in the Authorized
     Version. It means "butter," but also more frequently "cream," or
     perhaps, as some think, "curdled milk," such as that which
     Abraham set before the angels (Gen. 18:8), and which Jael gave
     to Sisera (Judg. 5:25). In this state milk was used by
     travellers (2 Sam. 17:29). If kept long enough, it acquired a
     slightly intoxicating or soporific power.
       This Hebrew word is also sometimes used for milk in general
     (Deut. 32:14; Job 20:17).

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