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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).
Usage Note: In recent years weaned on has come to be widely used in the sense "raised on," as in Moviegoers weaned on the Star Trek TV series will doubtless find the film to their liking. A few critics have objected to this usage on the grounds that wean refers literally to a detachment from a source of nourishment. But the process of weaning involves a substitution of some other form of nourishment for mother's milk; thus it is sometimes said that a child is weaned onto or on sugar water. Hence a sentence like Paul was weaned on folk music may suggest metaphorically that Paul's exposure to folk music began from the time he stopped nursing, that is, from a very early age.
1. (Physiology) to cause (a child or young mammal) to replace mother's milk by other nourishment
2. (Zoology) to cause (a child or young mammal) to replace mother's milk by other nourishment
3. (usually foll by from) to cause to desert former habits, pursuits, etc
[Old English wenian to accustom; related to German gewöhnen to get used to]
dialect Scot and Northern English a child; infant
[a contraction of wee ane or perhaps a shortened form of weanling]
1. to cause (a child or young animal) to lose the need to suckle; accustom to food other than the mother's milk.
2. to withdraw (a person, the affections, etc.) from some object or practice deemed undesirable: to wean oneself from rich desserts.
3. wean on, to accustom to or familiarize with something from, or as if from, childhood: a brilliant student weaned on the classics.
[before 1000; Middle English wenen, Old English wenian to accustom, c. Old Saxon wennian, Old High German giwennen, Old Norse venja]
Past participle: weaned
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|Verb||1.||wean - gradually deprive (infants and young mammals) of mother's milk; "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"|
deprive - keep from having, keeping, or obtaining
|2.||wean - detach the affections of|
venja af brjósti
atšķirt no krūtsatšķirt no mātes
to cause (a child or young animal) to become used to food other than the mother's milk. The baby has been weaned (on to solid foods). speen يَفْطُم отбивам кърмаче desmamar odstavit entwöhnen vænne fra αποκόβω από το θηλασμό destetar (emapiimast) võõrutama از شير گرفتن vieroittaa sevrer לִגמוֹל दूध छुड़ाना odbiti od sise elválaszt berhenti menyusu, menyapih venja af brjósti svezzare 離乳させる 젖을 떼다 atpratinti, nujunkyti atšķirt (bērnu) no krūts; atšķirt (dzīvnieka mazuli) no mātes cerai susu spenenavvenne odstawić od piersi له تى پريكول، له تى څخه بيلول ( ماشوم ): له اٌموخته اړول، له عادته ګرځول desmamar a înţărca отнимать от груди odstaviť odstaviti od prsi odvikavati od sisanja avvänja ให้ทารกกินอาหารอย่างอื่นแทนนมแม่ memeden/sütten kesmek 使斷奶 відривати від грудей دودھ چھڑانا cai sữa 使断奶
n. destetar, quitar el pecho de la madre.