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To cease to depend

She is weaning from her addiction to tobacco.

To cease to depend on the mother for nourishment

The kittens are finally weaning.

To cease giving milk to an offspring

The cow has weaned her calf.

to transfer (the young) from dependence on mother's milk to another form of nourishment
gradually deprive (infants) of mother's milk; "she weaned her baby when he was 3 months old and started him on powdered milk"
{v} to deprive of the breast, to take
If you wean someone off a habit or something they like, you gradually make them stop doing it or liking it, especially when you think is bad for them. You are given pills with small quantities of nicotine to wean you from cigarettes. to gradually stop feeding a baby or young animal on its mother's milk and start giving it ordinary food wean sb onto sth
A weanling; a young child
{f} break away from something one is accustomed to (i.e. a habit, nursing, etc.)
To accustom and reconcile, as a child or other young animal, to a want or deprivation of mother's milk; to take from the breast or udder; to cause to cease to depend on the mother nourishment
Hence, to detach or alienate the affections of, from any object of desire; to reconcile to the want or loss of anything
to accustom a child or young animal to food other than the mother's milk (Morris 1992)
detach the affections of
When a baby or baby animal is weaned, its mother stops feeding it milk and starts giving it other food, especially solid food. When would be the best time to start weaning my baby? Phil took the labrador home and is weaning him off milk on to meat
gradually deprive (infants) of mother's milk; "she weaned her baby when he was 3 months old and started him on powdered milk" detach the affections of
To reduce slowly
To accustom a piglet to the loss of its mother's milk Piglets are weaned from the sow at about 3 to 4 weeks of age (see sow, piglet)
wean itself away from dependency on
rehabilitate oneself from being dependent on
Present participle of wean
The (passive) process of a child or animal ceasing to be dependant on the mother for nourishment
To wean
To wean
past of wean
freed of dependence on something especially (for mammals) mother's milk; "the just-weaned calf bawled for its mother
{s} broken away from something one is accustomed to (i.e. a habit, nursing, etc.)
Removal of young mammals from their source of milk
the act of substituting other food for the mother's milk in the diet of a child or young mammal
The process of changing from one diet to another Typically applied to fish which have been fed a live diet (such as artemia) and are then "weaned" onto a commercial dry diet The weaning process is often one of the most critical in the development of a farm fish Carried out incorrectly, poor weaning can lead to starved fish or fouled water (caused by too much uneaten food) The key aspects of successful weaning are feed distribution and constant availability, together with a set program of gradual change from one diet to another over a period of about 10-20 days
The time when a young animal stops nursing and begins utilizing other food
The process of eliminating a patient's dependence on assisted ventilation provided by a mechanical ventilator It involves strengthening the patient's respiratory muscles so that they can perform the work required for breathing
third-person singular of wean

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    /ˈwēn/ /ˈwiːn/


    [ 'wEn ] (transitive verb.) before 12th century. Old English wenian.


    weans, weaning, weaned


    ... wean itself off foreign oil a farmer ...

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