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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, esp. before he or she can walk.
The fathers smiled at their infants in the hospital nursery window.This medication cannot be given to infants.
 
similar words:
baby
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part of speech: adjective
definition 1: of, for, or pertaining to infants.
Infant mortality is on the rise in these countries.
similar words:
baby
definition 2: young or early; still growing or developing.
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