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Date: 1300-1400
Language: French
Origin: enfant, from Latin infans, from infans 'unable to speak', from fari 'to speak'

infant

1 noun
     
in‧fant1 W3
1 [countable] formal a baby or very young child:
An infant's skin is very sensitive.
Sudden Infant Death Syndrome
2

infants

[plural]SES children in school in Britain between the ages of four and eight

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