What does weaning mean?

Definitions for weaning

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. weaning, ablactation(noun)

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


  1. weaning(Noun)

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

Webster Dictionary

  1. Weaning

    of Wean


  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)


  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

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. 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.

  2. 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.

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