Definition of infant adjective from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//ˈɪnfənt//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈɪnfənt//
    [only before noun]
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  1. 1designed to be used by infants infant formula (= milk for babies)
  2. 2new and not yet developed infant industries
  3. Word Originlate Middle English: from Old French enfant, from Latin infant- ‘unable to speak’, from in- ‘not’ + fant- ‘speaking’ (from the verb fari).
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