Translation of wean in Spanish:

wean

Pronunciation: /wiːn/

transitive verb/verbo transitivo

  • [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 televisiónto wean sb off/away from sth we weaned him off drugs conseguimos que dejara las drogas, conseguimos desengancharle de las drogas (Spain/España) she succeeded in weaning him away from the roulette table logró que dejara de jugar a la ruleta
    More 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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Spain had three civil wars known as the guerras carlistas (1833-39, 1860, 1872-76). When Fernando VII died in 1833, he was succeeded not by his brother the Infante Don Carlos de Borbón, but by his daughter Isabel, under the regency of her mother María Cristina. This provoked a mainly northern-Spanish revolt, with local guerrillas pitted against the forces of the central government. The Carlist Wars were also a confrontation between conservative rural Catholic Spain, especially the Basque provinces and Aragón, led by the carlistas, and the progressive liberal urban middle classes allied with the army. Carlos died in 1855, but the carlistas, representing political and religious traditionalism, supported his descendants' claims until reconciliation in 1977 with King Juan Carlos.