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wean

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
Related topics: Birth, Biology
weanwean /wiːn/ verb [transitive]  MBHBto gradually stop feeding a baby or young animal on its mother’s milk and start giving it ordinary foodwean somebody onto something It’s time to start weaning her onto solid foods. wean somebody off/from something be weaned on something
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weanSome infants are weaned at six months.The vote came on an amendment to a sweeping farm bill aimed at weaning farmers from federal subsidies.The doctor never told me to wean him off the drug-to watch out for depression, anything.Therefore puppies housed after weaning in insanitary surroundings are at greatest risk from this vice.I remember thinking that, and may have made a significant advance toward weaning myself away from childish ways and thoughts.That is, users are given smaller and smaller daily amounts of the drug until they are presumably weaned off opioids altogether.You may have to use live Guppies and Goldfish before weaning on to dead foods.When she weans them on to meat she usually feeds them from the kill before she herself eats.
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Verb table
wean
Simple Form
Present
I, you, we, theywean
he, she, itweans
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Past
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyweaned
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave weaned
he, she, ithas weaned
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad weaned
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill wean
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have weaned
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Continuous Form
Present
Iam weaning
he, she, itis weaning
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you, we, theyare weaning
Past
I, he, she, itwas weaning
you, we, theywere weaning
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave been weaning
he, she, ithas been weaning
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad been weaning
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill be weaning
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have been weaning
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