Definition of infant in English:

infant

Syllabification: in·fant
Pronunciation: /ˈinfənt
 
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noun

1A very young child or baby.
More example sentences
  • Children consistently rated girls better caregivers for infants, young kids and the elderly.
  • Very young children and newborn infants require a lower dose than older children.
  • Shaken baby syndrome occurs most frequently in infants younger than six months old, yet can occur up to the age of three.
Synonyms
baby, newborn, young child, (tiny) tot, little one, papoose; Medicineneonate
informal tiny
1.1 [as modifier] Denoting something in an early stage of its development: the infant science of bioelectrical medicine
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  • From the early infant stage, children with autism are likely to be developmentally delayed.
  • Although the Texans' roster is only in its infant stages of development, the staff has had plenty to do besides scouting.
  • As raw as the theatrical chops may have been at this infant stage, the underlying talent is unquestionably in place.
Synonyms
developing, emergent, emerging, embryonic, nascent, incipient, new, fledgling, budding, up-and-coming
1.2 Law A person who has not attained legal majority.
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  • In the result the benefit of the lease was assigned by decree to the infant and the trustee, subject to indemnity, made to account for profits.
  • I would ask the Court to note that the plaintiff is an infant.
  • It may look different if the person being detained is an infant utterly incapable of fleeing the jurisdiction or giving trouble.

Origin

late Middle English: from Old French enfant, from Latin infant- 'unable to speak', from in- 'not' + fant- 'speaking' (from the verb fari).

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