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Noun: weaning  wee-ning
  1. The act of substituting other food for the mother's milk in the diet of a child or young mammal
    "lactation normally continues until weaning";
    - ablactation
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

Type of: alien, alienate, commutation, deprive, disaffect, estrange, exchange, substitution

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