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Definition 1: gradually deprive (infants and young mammals) of mother's milk - [verb of consumption]

Samples where wean or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • she weaned her baby when he was 3 months old and started him on powdered milk
  • The kitten was weaned and fed by its owner with a bottle

Synonyms for wean in the sense of this definition

(wean is a kind of ...) keep from having, keeping, or obtaining

(wean implies ...) give suck to

"The wetnurse suckled the infant" "You cannot nurse your baby in public in some places"

Definition 2: detach the affections of - [verb of emotion]

(wean is a kind of ...) arouse hostility or indifference in where there had formerly been love, affection, or friendliness

"She alienated her friends when she became fanatically religious"

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