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wean
American English: /win/
British English: /wiːn/

Translation of wean in Spanish:

transitive verb

  • (child/young)
    destetar
    delegates weaned on confrontation politics
    delegados formados en una política de confrontación
    children weaned on large doses of TV
    niños que se han criado mirando muchísima televisión
    to wean somebody off/away from somethingwe weaned him off drugs
    conseguimos que dejara las drogas
    conseguimos desengancharle de las drogas (Spain)
    she succeeded in weaning him away from the roulette table
    logró que dejara de jugar a la ruleta
    Example sentences
    • A breast-feeding mother will wean her infant before returning to work.
    • There were seventeen children in all, one a very young infant not even weaned from his mother's milk, yet.
    • Sperm whale mothers wean their calves on pieces of squid.

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