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Princeton's WordNet

  1. weaning, ablactationnoun

    the act of substituting other food for the mother's milk in the diet of a child or young mammal

Wiktionary

  1. weaningnoun

    The (passive) process of a child or animal ceasing to be dependant on the mother for nourishment.

Wikipedia

  1. Weaning

    Weaning is the process of gradually introducing an infant human or another mammal to what will be its adult diet while withdrawing the supply of its mother's milk. The process takes place only in mammals, as only mammals produce milk. The infant is considered to be fully weaned once it is no longer fed by any breast milk (or bottled substitute).

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  1. weaning

    Weaning refers to the process of gradually introducing solid foods to an infant or young child while reducing their dependence on breastfeeding or bottle-feeding. It involves transitioning the child from a solely milk-based diet to a more varied and balanced diet that includes solid foods. Weaning typically occurs around 4-6 months of age when the infant's digestive system is ready to handle solid foods.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Weaning

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Wikidata

  1. Weaning

    Weaning is the process of gradually introducing a mammal infant to what will be its adult diet and withdrawing the supply of its mother's milk. The process takes place only in mammals, as only mammals produce milk. The infant is considered to be fully weaned once it no longer receives any breast milk.

U.S. National Library of Medicine

  1. Weaning

    Permanent deprivation of breast milk and commencement of nourishment with other food. (From Stedman, 25th ed)

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of weaning in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of weaning in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

Examples of weaning in a Sentence

  1. Ompi Aphane:

    We are weaning ourselves from 90 percent reliance on coal, as it stands, it is difficult to finance coal fired power stations, because banks and lenders are also under environmental pressure.

  2. President Robert Kaplan on Friday:

    Until it’s clear that we’ve weathered this pandemic, the Fed needs to be aggressive in using its tools, after it’s clear that we’ve weathered this pandemic... I do think it would be healthy to be weaning off some of these extraordinary measures.

  3. Rebekah Koffler:

    There are still a lot of gaps to be closed in their perception of [Russia's] threat, and most importantly, their willingness to do something about that threat because I don't see them weaning themselves off of their addiction to Russian energy, and … not all of them contribute the 2% of their GDP to the collective security treaty.

  4. Linda Bowles:

    The task of weaning various people and groups from the national nipple will not be easy. The sound of whines, bawls, screams and invective will fill the air as the agony of withdrawal pangs finds voice.

  5. Lessa Horta:

    Information on breastfeeding duration was collected very close to the time when weaning happened, so we had a very precise information on the duration of breastfeeding.

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