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wean

wean

 
pronunciation:
win
part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: weaned, weaning, weans
definition 1: to accustom (a child or young animal) to food other than milk consumed by suckling.
Because of her illness, the mother weaned the baby early.
definition 2: to cause to be free of a habit, activity, or the like, often by means of a distraction or substitute.
The clinic weans people from smoking in a step-by-step process.
antonyms:
addict
definition 3: to bring (a child) up with; raise (usu. fol. by on).
I was weaned on classical music.