Definition of wean verb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

wean

 verb
verb
BrE BrE//wiːn//
 
; NAmE NAmE//wiːn//
 
Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they wean
BrE BrE//wiːn//
 
; NAmE NAmE//wiːn//
 
he / she / it weans
BrE BrE//wiːnz//
 
; NAmE NAmE//wiːnz//
 
past simple weaned
BrE BrE//wiːnd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//wiːnd//
 
past participle weaned
BrE BrE//wiːnd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//wiːnd//
 
-ing form weaning
BrE BrE//ˈwiːnɪŋ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈwiːnɪŋ//
 
 
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wean somebody/something (off/from something) to gradually stop feeding a baby or young animal with its mother’s milk and start feeding it with solid food Leopard cubs are weaned at three months. Word Origin Old English wenian, of Germanic origin; related to Dutch wennen and German entwöhnen.Extra examples They have gradually weaned him off the drugs. to wean a baby onto solid food younger men and women, weaned on the Internet and email Phrasal Verbswean somebody from somethingwean somebody on something
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