HyperDic: wean

English > 2 senses of the word wean:
VERBconsumptionwean, ablactategradually deprive (infants and young mammals) of mother's milk
emotionweandetach the affections of
wean > pronunciation
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RhymesAberdeen ... wolverine / Wolverine: 192 rhymes with iyn...
English > wean: 2 senses > verb 1, consumption
Meaninggradually deprive (infants and young mammals) of mother's milk.
PatternSomebody ----s somebody
Examples
  • "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"
Synonymablactate
Entailsbreastfeed, suckle, suck, nurse, wet-nurse, lactate, give suckgive suck to
BroaderdepriveKeep from having, keeping, or obtaining
Spanishablactar, destetar
Catalandeslletar, desmamar
Nounsweaningthe act of substituting other food for the mother's milk in the diet of a child or young mammal
English > wean: 2 senses > verb 2, emotion
Meaningdetach the affections of.
PatternSomebody ----s somebody
Broaderestrange, alienate, disaffectArouse hostility or indifference / indifference in where there had formerly been love, affection, or friendliness
Spanishdestetar
Catalandeslletar, desmamar

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