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English verb: wean

1. wean (consumption) gradually deprive (infants and young mammals) of mother's milk

SamplesShe weaned her baby when he was 3 months old and started him on powdered milk.
The kitten was weaned and fed by its owner with a bottle.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s somebody

Broader (hypernym)deprive

Entailbreastfeed, give suck, lactate, nurse, suck, suckle, wet-nurse

2. wean (emotion) detach the affections of

Pattern of useSomebody ----s somebody

Broader (hypernym)alien, alienate, disaffect, estrange

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