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infant

in·fant

infant

 
 
pronunciation:
In fnt
parts of speech:
noun, adjective
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part of speech: noun
definition: a child in the first months of life.
He was adopted when he was just an infant.
 
similar words:
baby
 
part of speech: adjective
definition 1: of, for, or having to do with infants.
Infant death rates decreased last year.
similar words:
baby
definition 2: young or early; still growing or developing.
He puts a lot of time into his infant business.
similar words:
baby, young
Word History
Infant comes from a Latin word that means "not able to speak."
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  life, life cycle