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- n. The (passive) process of a child or animal ceasing to be dependant on the mother for nourishment.
- v. Present participle of wean.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. the act of substituting other food for the mother's milk in the diet of a child or young mammal
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That's what I call weaning a grown man! that is to say, since I've known what it is, I take off my hat to the curés: I feel very sorry for them, 'pon my word!
I would begin weaning him from his buddies now, just like you would a foal.
Their education must consist not merely of the training of the mind, but of a weaning from the habits and feelings of their ancestors, and the acquirements of the language, arts and customs of civilised life.
I did some research and read some articles about weaning from the pump at work.
Partially weaning is both a way-point on the path to weaning, and a state in and of itself.
Night weaning is a common first step, in which a mom nurses her child to sleep and then uses other methods to help the kiddo get back to sleep if he or she wakes.
The Times article stated that one 2007 study of 70 children with ADHD suggested that acknowledging a pill contained no actual medicine but calling it a "dose extender" could be effective in weaning kids off their medications.
The earth is too small to accommodate all the biofuels projects envisioned for the globe, and this raises doubts whether green fuels will ever play a big role in weaning the world off crude oil.
Drinking milk beyond the age of weaning is just one of them.
It won't encourage the kind of investment we're going to need for a long-term weaning ourselves off of fossil fuel.
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