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Verb: wean  ween
  1. Gradually deprive (infants and young mammals) of mother's milk
    "she weaned her baby and started him on normal milk"; "The kitten was weaned and fed by its owner with a bottle";
    - ablactate
     
  2. Stop depending on
Noun: wean  ween
Usage: UK, Ireland, dialect
  1. A young person of either sex
    "she writes books for weans";
    - child, kid [informal], youngster, minor, shaver [informal], nipper [informal], small fry [informal], tiddler [Brit, informal], tike [informal], tyke [informal], fry [archaic], nestling [informal], kiddy [informal], kiddie [informal]

Sounds like: ween, wheen

Derived forms: weaned, weaning, weans

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

Encyclopedia: Wean