Definition of Weaning in English :

Define Weaning in English

Weaning meaning in English

Meaning of Weaning in English

Pronunciation of Weaning in English

Weaning pronunciation in English

Pronounce Weaning in English


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1. ablactation, weaning

the act of substituting other food for the mother's milk in the diet of a child or young mammal

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verb (transitive)
to cause (a child or young mammal) to replace mother's milk by other nourishment
2. (usually foll by from)
to cause to desert former habits, pursuits, etc
Scottish and Northern England dialect
a child; infant

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verb transitive
to cause (a child or young animal) to become accustomed gradually to food other than its mother's milk; to cause to give up suckling; now, often, to cause to give up drinking milk from a bottle with a nipple
to withdraw (a person) by degrees (from a habit, object of affection, occupation, etc.), as by substituting some other interest
to be raised on or brought up with; to become accustomed to
with on
weaned on good books
Scottish and North England
a child or baby

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tr.v. weaned, wean·ing, weans
1. To accustom (the young of a mammal) to take nourishment other than by suckling.
2. To detach from that to which one is strongly habituated or devoted: She weaned herself from cigarettes.
3. To accustom to something from an early age. Often used with on: "The northerners among the refugees ... were weaned on harsh weather and infertile soils and are known for their rigorous work ethic" (Lowell Weiss).

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