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  • v. Simple past tense and past participle of wean.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. freed of dependence on something especially (for mammals) mother's milk


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  • Le Guin led a generation away from realism: "The most vital writers of my generation have been weaned from a puritanical distrust of imagination by her influence."

    May 2009

  • After he was weaned from the ventilator, his breathing was raspy, and the oxygen levels in his blood would dip dangerously low.

    Assistive therapies: oxygen, mechanical ventilation

  • I found my milk supply adjusted quickly when I weaned from the pump at work, too.

    » Working and Breastfeeding a Toddler

  • For myself, I believe that the crucial stage of development can occur between the ages of 14-18, a time in which many kids can be successfully weaned from a life of crime.

    Tough On Crime Tactics For Youth « Unambiguously Ambidextrous

  • And it was in Asia, not France — especially on assignment in China and Ceylon (now Sri Lanka) — that the palate of the star of the future “French Chef” TV series would first be awakened, weaned from the golden age of canned, frozen and other processed food, the world of Pasadena home cooking.

    Julia Child: The OSS Years « Isegoria

  • Too easy of an answer, but I would like to see those who can work weaned from the system.

    A Whole School Left Behind

  • One of our problems is that we are still fairly young and live in a major metro area and have not yet been weaned from the auto.

    Owning A Car

  • Most people would much rather carry on with their fantasies that my mother and grandmother were geisha, and that I began my training in dance when I was weaned from the breast, and so on.

    Excerpt: Memoirs of a Geisha by Arthur Golden

  • I am one of those old-fashioned people that have not yet become completely weaned from the old Manchester idea of laisser faire, although I saw in the Quarterly Journal not so long ago, - that old Conservative journal, - that the doctrine of laisser faire was spoken of as mid-Victorian.

    The War and National Life

  • Nor would I mistake a fretful impatience with the fatigues and crosses of life, for a temper weaned from the world.

    Memoirs, Correspondence and Poetical Remains of Jane Taylor


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