- Word Combinations (verb)
|part of speech:
||weans, weaning, weaned
||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.
||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.
||to bring (a child) up with; raise (usu. fol. by on).
I was weaned on classical music.