Definition of neonate noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//ˈniːəʊneɪt//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈniːoʊneɪt//
(medical) Babies
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a baby that has recently been born, especially within the last four weeks See related entries: Babies Word Origin1930s: from modern Latin neonatus, from Greek neos ‘new’ + Latin nat- ‘born’ (from the verb nasci).
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: neonate