Dictionary: SUCK'LED – SUF'FER-A-BLE

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Nursed at the breast.


  1. A young child or animal nursed at the breast. – Ps. viii.
  2. A sort of white clover. – Cyc.


Nursing at the breast.

SUC'TION, n. [Fr.]

  1. The act of sucking or drawing into the mouth, as fluids. – Boyle. Arbuthnot.
  2. The act of drawing, as fluids into a pipe or other thing.

SU'DAK, n.

A fish, a species of Perca. – Tooke.

SU'DA-RY, n. [L. sudarium, from sudo, to sweat.]

A napkin or handkerchief. [Not in use.] – Wickliffe.

SU-DA'TION, n. [L. sudatio.]

A sweating.



SU'DA-TO-RY, n. [L. sudatorium, from sudo, to sweat.]

A hot house; a sweating bath. Herbert.

SUD'DEN, a. [Sax. soden; Fr. soudain; Norm. soubdain; L. subitaneus.]

  1. Happening without previous notice; coming unexpectedly, or without the common preparatives. And sudden fear troubleth thee. – Job xxii. For when they shall say, peace and safety, then sudden destruction cometh upon them. – 1 Thess. v.
  2. Hasty; violent; rash; precipitate; passionate. [Not in use.] – Shak.


An unexpected occurrence; surprise. [Not in use.] On a sudden, sooner than was expected; without the usual preparatives. How art thou lost, how on a sudden lost! – Milton. [Of a sudden, is not usual, and is less elegant.]

SUD'DEN-LY, adv.

  1. In an unexpected manner; unexpectedly; hastily; without preparation. Therefore his calamity shall come suddenly. – Prov. vi.
  2. Without premeditation.


State of being sudden; a coming or happening without previous notice. The suddenness of the event precluded preparation.

SU-DOR-IF'IC, a. [Fr. sudorifique; L. sudor, sweat, and facio, to make.]

Causing sweat; as, sudorific herbs. – Bacon.


A medicine that produces sweat. – Coxe.

SU'DOR-OUS, a. [L. sudor, sweat.]

Consisting of sweat. – Brown.

SUDS, n. [sing. Qu. W. suz, moisture, or its connection seethe, sodden.]

Water impregnated with soap. To be in the suds, to be in turmoil or difficulty; a familiar phrase.

SUE, v.i.

  1. To prosecute; to make legal claim; to seek for in law; as, to sue for damages.
  2. To seek by request; to apply for; to petition; to entreat. By adverse destiny constrain'd to sue / For counsel and redress, he sues to you. – Pope.
  3. To make interest for; to demand. Cesar came to Rome to sue for the double honor of a triumph and the consulship. – Middleton.

SUE, v.t. [su; Fr. suivre, to follow, L. sequor. See Seek and Essay.]

  1. To seek justice or right from one by legal process; to institute process in law against one; to prosecute in a civil action for the recovery of a real or supposed right; as, to sue one for debt; to sue one for damages in trespass. – Matth. v.
  2. To gain by legal process.
  3. To clean the beak, as a hawk; a term of falconry. To sue out, to petition for and take out; or to apply for and obtain; as, to sue out a writ in chancery; to sue out a pardon for a criminal.

SU'ED, pp.

Prosecuted; sought in law.

SU'ET, n. [W. swyv; and swyved, a surface, coating, suet, yest, &c.]

The fat of an animal, particularly that about the kidneys; lard. – Wiseman.

SU'ET-Y, a.

Consisting of suet, or resembling it; as, a suety substance. – Sharp.

SUF'FER, v.i.

  1. To feel or undergo pain of body or mind; to bear what is inconvenient. We suffer with pain, sickness or sorrow. We suffer with anxiety. We suffer by evils past and by anticipating others to come. We suffer from fear and from disappointed hopes.
  2. To undergo, as punishment. The father was first condemned to suffer on a day appointed, and the son afterward, the day following. – Clarendon.
  3. To be injured; to sustain loss or damage. A building suffers for want of seasonable repairs. It is just that we should suffer for neglect of duty. Public business suffers by private infirmities. – Temple.

SUF'FER, v.t. [L. suffero; sub, under, and fero, to bear; as we say, to undergo; Fr. souffrir; It. sofferire; Sp. sufrir. See Bear.]

  1. To feel or bear what is painful, disagreeable or distressing, either to the body or mind; to undergo. We suffer pain of body; we suffer grief of mind. The criminal suffers punishment; the sinner suffers the pangs of conscience in this life, and is condemned to suffer the wrath of an offended God. We often suffer wrong; we suffer abuse; we suffer injustice.
  2. To endure; to support; to sustain; not to sink under. Our spirit and strength entire, / Strongly to suffer and support our pains. – Milton.
  3. To allow; to permit; not to forbid or hinder. Will you suffer yourself to be insulted? I suffer them to enter and possess. – Milton. Thou shalt in any wise rebuke thy neighbor, and not suffer sin upon him. – Lev. xix.
  4. To undergo; to be affected by. Substances suffer an entire change by the action of fire, or by entering into new combinations.
  5. To sustain; to be affected by; as, to suffer loss or damage.


  1. That may be tolerated or permitted; allowable.
  2. That may be endured or borne. – Wotton.