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Verb: wean  ween
  1. 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";
    - ablactate
     
  2. Stop depending on
Noun: wean  ween
Usage: UK, Ireland
  1. A young person of either sex
    "she writes books for weans";
    - child, kid, youngster, minor, shaver, nipper, small fry, tiddler [Brit], tike, tyke, fry, nestling

Derived forms: weans, weaned, weaning

Type of: alien, alienate, deprive, disaffect, estrange, juvenile, juvenile person

Encyclopedia: Wean