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Word: wean

Definition: accustom a baby not to nurse; accustom (the young of a mammal) to take nourishment other than by suckling; give up a cherished activity; cause to gradually leave (an interest or habit); Ex. wean oneself from cigarettes


Sentences Containing 'wean'

And though I have sometimes endeavoured to convince actors that they are mistaken in this notion they have adopted, and that they would attract more people, and get more credit, by producing plays in accordance with the rules of art, than by absurd ones, they are so thoroughly wedded to their own opinion that no argument or evidence can wean them from it.
At the age of three weeks their mother will begin to wean them off milk, meanwhile the kits will begin to eat hay and pellets.
He said he would wean welfare clients off their benefits and get them into the workforce, even if government had to provide entry level jobs to get them started.

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